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Acetone causing oxidation?

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SWIM’s been doing many experiments with his impure amber bufotenine recently. One thing he’s noticed is that when bufotenine is evaporated in acetone on a hotplate set to about 120 C, precipitates form when it’s almost done.

SWIM removed these precipitates. They are dark amber brown and insoluble in acetone. After removing the precipitates and dissolving the light amber bufotenine in the acetone again, and then evaporating it down again, more precipitates form. This will always happen.

SWIM has not seen this happen with DCM.

What are these precipitates? Are they bufotenine N-Oxide?

Does acetone aid oxidation?
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