Cocaine is an alkaloid. The chemical name for cocaine is benzoylmethyl-ecogine. The coicaine chemical structure consists three parts: lipophiic group, hydrophililic group and an aliphatic group. (Sabino, 2011)
Benzoylecogine is a topical analgesic and its the main metabolite of cocaine. Its the corresponding or carboxylic acid of coicaine and its a methyl ester (Evans, 1979)
Methanol is a alcohol compound, which contains three hydrogen atoms and one carbon atoms which makes the methyl group (CH3).
Figure1 Data and Calculations.
Solvent front (cm)
Spot Distance (cm)
Rf Values = Distance from the baseline travelled by the solution