Separation, concentration, and identification of aspirin and salicylic acid

Separation and purification, concentration and identification of substances are indispensable steps in lab- and industrial scale chemical synthesis. Since these work-up procedures are often more time consuming, and thus more costly, than the reaction itself, they are true bottlenecks, for example in the pursuit of new drugs [1]. Furthermore, due to the many and repetitive steps, post reaction operations are sources of errors and sample confusion.