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a new OTC Mukaiyama-like coupling reagent from thiamin?
clearly_not_atara:

I know that if you dig a bit deeper you will find that the chemistry of pyridi ...
22-2-2020 at 19:33
by: AvBaeyer
Possible OTC, 'safe' methylating agents
It is critical that the oxalic acid is anhydrous. I have done the OrgSyn prep of dimethyl oxalate. I ...
17-2-2020 at 16:58
by: AvBaeyer
Possible OTC, 'safe' methylating agents
I suggest that dimethyl oxalate be explored as an easy to obtain methylation reagent in the home lab ...
16-2-2020 at 19:52
by: AvBaeyer
Everyday Chemistry (provisional)
Abromination:

Your esterification experiment is interesting but I believe demands a bit more rigo ...
15-2-2020 at 19:41
by: AvBaeyer
Molecule of the Month Website
I was doing a Google literature search today and stumbled upon "The Molecule of the Month" website. ...
31-1-2020 at 17:59
by: AvBaeyer
Can amateurs buy thionyl chloride from www.chemsavers.com?
There ain't no way any halogenating agent like SOX2, PX3, PX5 and similar (where X is your favorite ...
29-1-2020 at 20:15
by: AvBaeyer
Methods for preventing over addition of Grignard reagent
" I am hoping to avoid air-sensitive reactions though as I don’t have the materials to produce ine ...
29-1-2020 at 19:55
by: AvBaeyer
Emulsions from MgSO4?
At the risk of being reprimanded I will ask: You are using anhydrous MgSO4 and not epsom salts? If a ...
12-1-2020 at 20:40
by: AvBaeyer
Can amateurs buy thionyl chloride from www.chemsavers.com?
I advise you to avoid using thionyl chloride in a home lab setting. This is truly nasty stuff and al ...
12-1-2020 at 20:33
by: AvBaeyer
Bromination not going as expected??
First, 1 mole of bromine will brominate 1 mole of olefin. You do not need any excess bromine. The r ...
29-12-2019 at 21:34
by: AvBaeyer
Preparation of weak hydroiodic acid(for making NaI)
It is possible to convert iodine directly to an iodide salt via aqueous redox chemistry. This is des ...
29-12-2019 at 21:05
by: AvBaeyer
Using conc H2SO4 + NaCl to chlorinate alcohols?
Sulfuric acid is not necessarily fatal to isopropanol. Isopropyl bromide can be made from H2SO4 and ...
17-12-2019 at 19:39
by: AvBaeyer
Not so secret Santa thing
A very heavy box arrived today. My wife pulled it from the mailbox and immediately assumed I was up ...
17-12-2019 at 19:26
by: AvBaeyer
Magpie has died
What terrible and devastating news. Magpie and I exchanged email messages over the years which I rea ...
12-12-2019 at 19:44
by: AvBaeyer
Not so secret Santa thing
Very generous of you Dr Bob. I would like to be considered for categories 3 and 4.

AvB Californi ...
4-12-2019 at 19:29
by: AvBaeyer
De-protection of N-Benzyl groups
The information you have provided is still too vague to give a specific answer so I will give you so ...
16-11-2019 at 20:55
by: AvBaeyer
Troubleshooting Zn/HCl reduction of nitrostyrenes
In my opinion, which is based on some experience, the reduction of nitrostyrenes with zinc and acid ...
13-11-2019 at 20:16
by: AvBaeyer
De-protection of N-Benzyl groups
What kind of N-benzyl group? What solvent are you using? What is the hydrogen source (tank or home g ...
31-10-2019 at 18:28
by: AvBaeyer
Circulating Water Vacuum Pumps on Ebay - reviews?
I say go ahead and buy a good recirculating water pump. Where I live using a running water aspirator ...
28-10-2019 at 19:42
by: AvBaeyer
preparation of succinic anhydride
Magpie,

Great to see you back in action. Your absence has been noticeable. As usual you present a ...
4-10-2019 at 18:26
by: AvBaeyer
Chemical Availability Changes from 15 years ago (US)
I believe that in the last few years chemical availability has drastically improved for both organic ...
23-8-2019 at 20:04
by: AvBaeyer
how to syntetize chloroacetone?
CuCl2 does chlorinate acetone quite slowly. It works best with a LiCl catalyst which works through t ...
23-8-2019 at 19:36
by: AvBaeyer
Methyl tosylate from Trimethyl Borate
Using excess trimethyl borate to dry tosic acid will not be of much use. You will end up with an unw ...
12-8-2019 at 18:06
by: AvBaeyer
Methyl tosylate from Trimethyl Borate
You pose a very interesting question. At first glance, a couple of things are working against you. F ...
12-8-2019 at 16:13
by: AvBaeyer
Fluorenone reduction
FYI,

Magnalium is 5% magnesium and 95% aluminum. See google.

AvB
3-8-2019 at 18:31
by: AvBaeyer
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