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Explosive ascaridole from epazote herb leaves
edit: woops, accidental necropost. Nothing to see here.

[Edited on 16-7-2017 by Mesa]
16-7-2017 at 00:51
by: Mesa
Birch reduction - why does it reduce OH from pseudoephedrine, rather than reducing the benzene ring?
I thought that reaction was called the Benkeser reduction, not the Birch?
My understanding was that ...
17-5-2017 at 08:30
by: Mesa
Chemicals that are expensive to buy but easy to make
[rquote=480436&tid=73192&author=bluamine]Extracting Sodium needs at least molten sodium hydr ...
11-4-2017 at 10:21
by: Mesa
Sourcing Reagents in Australia
my local chem supplier in newcastle(forget the name atm) sells 2.5L sulphuric for $55 to anyone who ...
8-4-2017 at 18:25
by: Mesa
Reagents for Sale
Are there laws preventing someone from buying reagents in the UK(or EU I guess) and then posting the ...
31-3-2017 at 18:43
by: Mesa
Chemical sources chart of where to get and its use
Australia has this:

It's not comprehensive but it's still ...
31-3-2017 at 18:29
by: Mesa
Quartz and molten sodium nitrite
With the thermal stabilty of quartz, you can also just hit it with a blowtorch for 20-30 seconds the ...
24-12-2016 at 08:19
by: Mesa
Need help recovering alpha-phenylacetoacetonitrile
Fairly sure this has been the most popular/common route for the last 10 years or so(discounting comm ...
9-11-2016 at 23:26
by: Mesa legit or no?
Recently came across this Australian supplier. Their stock has no suspicious/controlled items howeve ...
29-9-2016 at 21:51
by: Mesa
Methylation of 1-iodo-2-naphthol

Seemingly acciden ...
27-6-2016 at 01:20
by: Mesa
Can alkenes form adducts for purification/isolation?
No, alkenes do not undergo any conveniently reversible adduct formations.

Given the essential oil ...
9-1-2016 at 00:09
by: Mesa
Lithium hydride
[rquote=433104&tid=64720&author=careysub][rquote=433040&tid=64720&author=dermolotov] ...
8-1-2016 at 23:43
by: Mesa
TCCA Synthesis?
Without read relevent literature/publicly available info, the most obvious route I'd assume to be so ...
8-1-2016 at 23:14
by: Mesa
Does anything actually enter a black hole?
Black body radiation(a.k.a. heat) can only emit at visible frequencies at temperatures exceeding 480 ...
7-1-2016 at 02:03
by: Mesa
Gardening stores, tea leaves and drug kits

F ...
5-1-2016 at 18:21
by: Mesa
Does anything actually enter a black hole?
The problem is you are assuming exists independently of space, It doesn't(Simple proof, measure a le ...
5-1-2016 at 12:22
by: Mesa
Phosphorous Acid
Yates Anti-Rot is an aqueous solution containing the mixed potassium salts of phosphorous acid. The ...
5-1-2016 at 01:01
by: Mesa
Insertion of ergotamine gene into yeast DNA
Last time I checked, sequencing cost about 50c per base pair. Unless you find the relevant DNA sequ ...
6-12-2015 at 16:55
by: Mesa
I will now be building and testing my new Batparatus!
Wouldn't that be easier to eliminate with a scrap of tyvek and a splash head?
3-12-2015 at 11:34
by: Mesa
Obtaining chemicals
Forgot to mention, Melbourne food depot is a decent source for a surprising array of chemicals other ...
29-11-2015 at 12:46
by: Mesa
Obtaining chemicals
Beer bottle and some parafilm works for short-mid term storage of light sensitive's. You can get un ...
29-11-2015 at 03:15
by: Mesa
Competition — Lab from five OTC items
I'm pretty sure the scope of "otc items" in this competition is specifically reagents.

Equipment ...
12-11-2015 at 09:08
by: Mesa
Competition — Lab from five OTC items
Awesome concept for a competition! Out of interest, do onxymet ship to Australia?
12-11-2015 at 07:54
by: Mesa
Dumb from "he is no longer allowed to engage in chemistry experiments except under supervision in school labs"
I think calling teachers lazy because they aren't willing to do extra/unpaid work in supervising ado ...
12-11-2015 at 07:52
by: Mesa
Obtaining chemicals
The Recochem shellite from bunnings contains a non-volatile waxy/oily adulterant, they started inclu ...
11-11-2015 at 06:38
by: Mesa
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