The two solvents that I have seen referred to are water and diethyl ether, by Vater in 1888. Meldola in 1917 worked in aqueous solution with the addition of sodium acetate, although a particular reason was not disclosed. He claims precipitating glycin "after digesting a mixture of molar quantities of p-aminophenol and MCA in 20 parts water", but no times, temperatures or experimental setup beyond that are given.
Working in ether didn't yield a considerably different result, apart from a phase separation of the crystallization water of my chloroacetic acid. Upon evaporating the ether, needle-like crystals of pap.HCl still formed.
Just as I was speaking about language as empowering, I do have a request to make, a favor to ask anyone, who knows German, maybe also is aware of basic chemistry terminology. Vater's article is and old sca in pdf, OCR fails on it; I am unable to translate the full text, so I only have had a cursory idea of what it says. If anyone is willing to read through some pages that I need and interpret a passage or two, I would be grateful PM me if you you'd like to help, and I'll send you the pdf( I would upload it here, but since it's still copyrighted, I am unwilling to share it publicly; still, if you are interested in having the articles, feel free to contact me )
Sal, if my plan to enter a US institute of technology and study chemical engineering doesn't get derailed, I expect your suggestion to become more than viable
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