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Hi, I have benzocaine base and I want to convert it to benzocaine hydrochloride. The method I have is to dissolve the base in diethyl ether in one beaker, and in another beaker mix 37% hydrochloric acid with acetone, then combine the two beakers to initialize crystallization. HOWEVER I do not want to use ether because of the safety aspect. Is there something I can substitute for ether? Ethyl acetate perhaps?