Synthesis of Benzocaine

Introduction: Synthesis of Benzocaine

Benzocaine is a local anesthetic, even though it is legal substance and can be purchased legally as a medication. It found its way in criminal activity, therefore production of benzocaine may attract some interest from the authorities.

In any case, a small scale synthesis for the educational purpose should not be a problem.

Step 1: Synthesis of Benzocaine

In this video, I am synthesizing benzocaine. However, first I am providing an intro on how I to plan the synthesis and safety protocol.

If you are not interested in the theoretical part of this video but still want to see the process, you may skip the first seven minutes of the video.

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