09 April 2009

Naphthoresorcinol Answer

Molecule of the Day talks about naphthorescorcinol, explaining that it was used as a spot test for aldehydes. In the presence of acidified aldehydes a red adduct is formed.

I posted a response but it didn't work.

So here's my tuppence worth ...


... is the molecule that would be formed from acidified benzaldehyde.

Image generated courtesy of Daylight's Depict and the following smiles string O=C(C2=C(C=C/3O)C=CC=C2)C3=C\C1=CC=CC=C1

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