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For those of you who rent your house, does your landlord know of your chemistry interests?
I had an incident in the not so distant past of my landlord noticing my lab equipment, panicking and ...
23-1-2016 at 00:28
by: Electra
Does salting out work with dissolved gases, pushing them out of solution?
If I had some water with a dissolved gas in it like ammonia, or some acid gas, would saturating the ...
16-12-2015 at 12:46
by: Electra
Reptile bulbs for TLC visualization?
I'm currently shopping for my first TLC-kit. Still hunting for some cheap plates, but in the mean ti ...
4-11-2015 at 13:19
by: Electra
Local Catalyst Concentration & Reaction Rate
I came across this article:

http://suschem.uva.nl/news-events/content5/2014/09/homogenous-catalys ...
23-10-2015 at 14:23
by: Electra
TLC with ionic compounds? Doable?
I saw one source online say it doesn't work very well, but I can't quite figure why. If water was us ...
18-10-2015 at 10:55
by: Electra
CanI store 68% nitric acid safely in HDPE bottles?
I've read the 99% nitric acid can break plastic caps, but what about normal 68%?
5-10-2015 at 14:22
by: Electra
Finding a low-cost IR Spectrometer for reaction monitoring?
I've only searched briefly and most of the units I encountered were fairly expensive, but full of di ...
27-11-2014 at 01:28
by: Electra
In search of viable organic radical redox cycling catalyst
Wasn't sure whether to post this in reagents/acquisitions or Organic Chemistry. I picked the latter ...
16-6-2014 at 22:53
by: Electra
Using Sodium borohydride in aqueous media with PTC - stability in water?
Perhaps you can help me understand something.

Are all four hydrogen active as hydrides in sodium ...
13-6-2014 at 14:43
by: Electra
Using Sodium borohydride in aqueous media with PTC - stability in water?
Great info guys. I am curious on the specific role NaOH plays in stabilizing the Borohydride, in ter ...
13-6-2014 at 11:20
by: Electra
Using Sodium borohydride in aqueous media with PTC - stability in water?
Not sure if this belongs here or in reagents....

I got my hands on some Sodium Borohydride, want ...
13-6-2014 at 10:06
by: Electra
Divided cell electrolysis for stable radical anion generation?
There are a couple of ways. Menadione is one of the many organic redox catalysts, used in certain ra ...
10-6-2014 at 18:36
by: Electra
Divided cell electrolysis for stable radical anion generation?
I have the compound Menadione. This compound can form redox cycles in the body and can also form sta ...
10-6-2014 at 15:22
by: Electra
Thermometer adapter seal?
I have a few thermometers and thermocouples, some of them are different sizes. My 24/40 thermometer ...
3-6-2014 at 18:39
by: Electra
Does anyone have any experience working with Persulfate compounds?
[rquote=332851&tid=30472&author=Magpie]I used sodium persufate to oxidize benzyl alcohol to ...
31-5-2014 at 19:51
by: Electra
Does anyone have any experience working with Persulfate compounds?
My main interest is in the oxidation of halide ions, bromide, chloride, iodide, fluoride, etc. Oxone ...
31-5-2014 at 16:34
by: Electra
Does anyone have any experience working with Persulfate compounds?
Persulfate, alongside Oxone/Monopersulfate are both strong oxidzers. Persulfate has a stronger oxida ...
31-5-2014 at 14:38
by: Electra
What is your way of clearly and easily storing mild solid/powdered reagents
Over the months I have come to have a lot of various different reagents. I can probably count at lea ...
25-5-2014 at 12:46
by: Electra
Benzyl alcohol, HCl and H2O2 strange oil?
From experience, only strong oxidizing agents will take benzyl alcohol to benzoic acid, such as KMnO ...
21-5-2014 at 08:17
by: Electra
What is your personal way of storing (short term/long term) and transporting your glassware?
[rquote=331876&tid=30417&author=Crowfjord]I store mine similarly to your friend, with my dis ...
21-5-2014 at 08:09
by: Electra
What is your personal way of storing (short term/long term) and transporting your glassware?
I've thought about this for some time and the only practical yet safe option I can think of is each ...
20-5-2014 at 20:48
by: Electra
Photoredox Catalysts, & My recent preparation of Tris(bipyridine)nickel(II) hydrochloride
[rquote=331856&tid=30410&author=mnick12]Coordination chemistry, yay!

Out of curiosity wha ...
20-5-2014 at 19:15
by: Electra
Photoredox Catalysts, & My recent preparation of Tris(bipyridine)nickel(II) hydrochloride
No elaborate write up, but preparation was as simple as mixing Nickel (II) Chloride and Bipyridine i ...
19-5-2014 at 20:19
by: Electra
Any suggestions on a 1500w digital hot plate / stirrer?
Found some 1000w ones.... but kinda hoping to match the power of the stove, which is typically 1500w ...
17-5-2014 at 13:47
by: Electra
Improved Synthesis of Benzyl Bromide by Free Radical Bromination
[rquote=331218&tid=30359&author=Dr.Bob]Thank you for the specific references, I will look at ...
13-5-2014 at 19:00
by: Electra
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