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Uranium (and Uranyl) compound synthesis info
There is a large body of information on uranium chemistry here: [url]http://uranium.atomistry.com/[/ ...
27-12-2019 at 02:13
by: 12thealchemist
Plastics recycling: why not treat waste as crude oil ?
The problem is you have to put in a lot of heat and energy to convert the plastic to crude oil, and ...
27-12-2019 at 02:10
by: 12thealchemist
How would you continue a chemistry hobby, if you had to move into an unsuitable living space?
All good advice in this thread

[rquote=628592&tid=154631&author=Heptylene]
I would just ...
26-12-2019 at 10:52
by: 12thealchemist
Keeping the vacuum pump clean
[rquote=628158&tid=154593&author=Jacob]I have a glass cold trap. Maybe filling it with miner ...
18-12-2019 at 12:13
by: 12thealchemist
Vacuum gauge calibration without a calibrated vacuum gauge?
You could use ethylene glycol (bp 196°C) and oligomers thereof as high-boiling point liquids that w ...
20-11-2019 at 10:37
by: 12thealchemist
webcam near UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer(proof of concept)
I hadn't considered the possibility of using a finer diffraction grating; from your results that cou ...
4-11-2019 at 09:54
by: 12thealchemist
webcam near UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer(proof of concept)
[rquote=625411&tid=154260&author=Ubya]
did you use a real diffraction grating? or you also ...
3-11-2019 at 01:17
by: 12thealchemist
webcam near UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer(proof of concept)
I tried a similar sort of project some months ago, but had mixed results. It could be a different we ...
2-11-2019 at 12:12
by: 12thealchemist
How amateur chemistry would look like nowadays if the internet isn't a thing?
Where would the chemist order them from?
2-11-2019 at 12:03
by: 12thealchemist
Mercury/HNO3 incident
[rquote=625309&tid=154259&author=Vanry][rquote=625303&tid=154259&author=12thealchemi ...
1-11-2019 at 09:35
by: 12thealchemist
Melted NaOH flowing/climbing up side of crucible & down outside
The one time I melted NaOH in a porcelain crucible, I ended up destroying it by simply dissolving/we ...
31-10-2019 at 12:05
by: 12thealchemist
Mercury/HNO3 incident
Rather than using elemental sulphur, a sulphide like sodium or potassium sulphide ought to be used t ...
31-10-2019 at 12:02
by: 12thealchemist
Constructing a Hershberg stirrer
Has anyone made one themselves, or got a photograph of one? Apparently, my PI wants a photograph and ...
24-10-2019 at 01:05
by: 12thealchemist
Making sodium by destiling Toluene or similar
Based on later work by NurdRage, only ethereal solvents like dioxane or glyme would work to coalesce ...
23-10-2019 at 10:55
by: 12thealchemist
Constructing a Hershberg stirrer
I've just started a PhD in a new group, and we want to construct a Hershberg stirrer for making sodi ...
23-10-2019 at 01:16
by: 12thealchemist
University lab manuals from around the world
This is quite a good idea. Here's a selection of mine:

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Have you got any o ...
19-10-2019 at 06:01
by: 12thealchemist
Ether for Grignard
[rquote=624115&tid=154143&author=Jacob]

Yes, exactly. Ether is not pleasant to work with. ...
8-10-2019 at 08:53
by: 12thealchemist
Iron (III) oxide is not soluable in acids?
[rquote=624068&tid=154139&author=hodges]I had some iron (III) hydroxide that I was going to ...
7-10-2019 at 09:17
by: 12thealchemist
Ether for Grignard
Diethyl ether or tetrahydrofuran (another ether) are often used as solvents in the Grignard reaction ...
7-10-2019 at 09:14
by: 12thealchemist
Sodium oxide via decomposition of Sodium sulfate - would it work?
Sodium sulphate can be thermally decomposed by heating, but this starts at around 1000°C and is ver ...
6-10-2019 at 05:56
by: 12thealchemist
Making ultramarine
[rquote=623658&tid=154089&author=fusso]But wheres the blue colour?[/rquote]

From wikipedi ...
27-9-2019 at 09:09
by: 12thealchemist
jet fuel from plastic
Have you seen my post specifically on polypropylene pyrolysis [url=http://www.sciencemadness.org/tal ...
26-9-2019 at 08:39
by: 12thealchemist
Sulfuric acid from distillation issues
I believe hydrogen peroxide can be concentrated by boiling it down. I'm not sure how concentrated yo ...
17-9-2019 at 11:58
by: 12thealchemist
Sulfuric acid from distillation issues
The simplest solution would be to simply redistil. An alternative method I've seen for dealing with ...
17-9-2019 at 11:24
by: 12thealchemist
I'm wondering: can a "blue TiO2 nanotube array" anode make perchlorate?
[rquote=622816&tid=153858&author=phlogiston]They also mention adding ethylene glycol to that ...
17-9-2019 at 11:04
by: 12thealchemist
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