Epsom salts

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Epsom salts,

common name for magnesium sulfate heptahydrate, MgSO4·7H2O, a water-soluble bitter-tasting compound that occurs as white or colorless needle-shaped crystals. It was first prepared from the waters of mineral springs at Epsom, England; it also occurs as the mineral epsomite. Epsom salts is used medicinally as a purgative; it is also used in leather tanning, mordant dyeing, and as a filler in cotton goods and paper.

Epsom salts

a medicinal preparation of hydrated magnesium sulphate, used as a purgative
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The layers were then combined and dried over MgSO 4 after which the solvent was removed under reduced pressure to give of reddish oil (2.
The product was then extracted with DCM (3x20ml), dried over MgSO 4 and concentrated.
In addition, NaCl, KCl, Na 2 SO 4 , ZnSO 4 , MgSO 4 , ZnCl 2 , ammonium acetate, Na 2 HPO 4 , n-butyl alcohol, MIBC, CH 2 Cl 2, CCl 4 , cyclohexane and acetone were prepared immediately before each experiment.