Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug used for relief from fever and body pain. Ibuprofen’s pain killing effect takes place almost immediately after a suitable dosage is administered while its anti-inflammatory effects take a little longer. Along with the pain killing properties Ibuprofen also comes with lots of side effects and should NOT be taken without the advice of a physician.
Ibuprofen can be synthesized from a sequence of reactions starting with 2-methylpropylbenzene. The steps are shown below.