I am trying to remove tetrabutylammonium perchlorate (TBAP) from an organic synthesis where TBAP was used as an electrolyte. I am working with compounds containing the amide group. I have used flash column chromatography (FCC) (gradient) but this is laborious.
To give you a better understanding of the experiment this is the path I follow
- Once the electrosynthesis of the compounds has completed, the solvents are removed (MeOH & MeCN) in vacuo.
- Now for step two, I usually carry out FCC. But I have tried separation using Sodium hydroxide but this did not give me the desired result, the electrolyte was still present after NMR.
Any help would be appreciated.