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Camphor reduction to borneol/isoborneol
If you can find camphene it undergoes a very clean rearrangement in acetic acid to borneol acetate. ...
8-12-2018 at 20:01
by: AvBaeyer
Water cooling for reflux condenser for 24 hours? Ice melts quickly, other set and forget options?
Beerwiz raises a a particularly perplexing problem for the home lab. I have faced the same problem a ...
28-11-2018 at 19:47
by: AvBaeyer
Sourcing Ethyl Acetate?
Easily found on ebay or amazon. I get mine from Sierra Chemicals via ebay. It is of very high qualit ...
12-11-2018 at 21:05
by: AvBaeyer
Hazardous concerns
DavidJR,

I do not want to drag this out too far but I need to comment on the idea of recycling so ...
8-11-2018 at 20:37
by: AvBaeyer
Interesting German Nitroalkane patent
You have asked some good questions. All are easily answerable with a bit of experimentation. All the ...
7-11-2018 at 20:24
by: AvBaeyer
Hazardous concerns
Zed,

Thanks for the reference. The paper refers to an attempted suicide by acetonitrile ingestion ...
7-11-2018 at 20:14
by: AvBaeyer
Hazardous concerns
Zed,
I have never in many years heard of any deaths related to lab use of acetonitrile. Can you sup ...
6-11-2018 at 20:50
by: AvBaeyer
Hot Plate - Stirrer Repair guide
Every now and then there are questions regarding how to fix hot plates and stirrers. I just came acr ...
3-11-2018 at 15:49
by: AvBaeyer
Hazardous concerns
The reaction described by OP is the "Ritter reaction." There is no chance of HCN evolution from this ...
31-10-2018 at 19:29
by: AvBaeyer
Want To Buy Fluroboric Acid
Elemental Scientific right there in Minnesota has it in its catalog. They sell to private parties. K ...
29-10-2018 at 18:56
by: AvBaeyer
Looking for Information on 2-nitrotoluene
Search the Pre-pub section. There are reliable methods described there.

If you searched outside S ...
23-10-2018 at 19:29
by: AvBaeyer
Sodium Ethyl Sulfate Report
Is your experimental procedure from a published source? If so, give a reference.
What are your cri ...
23-10-2018 at 19:24
by: AvBaeyer
Science inspired travel
barbs09,

Glad that you enjoyed the museums. If you are still in Florence an get hungry, here are ...
11-10-2018 at 13:35
by: AvBaeyer
Cobalt (II) Chloride catalysis of ester formation
Introduction

Recently Loptr referenced a paper which claimed that p-toluensulfonate ester formati ...
8-10-2018 at 11:20
by: AvBaeyer
Pyridine from Pyridine hydrochloride
It is relatively difficult to extract pyridine from water even if the aqueous solution is basic. The ...
7-10-2018 at 17:55
by: AvBaeyer
Help with drying acetone
Sodium sulfate is probably a more practical drying agent if you think you need one since as macckone ...
4-10-2018 at 17:56
by: AvBaeyer
Science inspired travel
I am in Florence at this moment. Hopefully my post is not too late. There is a wonderful natural sci ...
29-9-2018 at 06:20
by: AvBaeyer
Hydrogen
The issue is not whether something is "wasteful" or not but what is the best way to get the job done ...
23-9-2018 at 06:18
by: AvBaeyer
Hydrogen
What are you going to use the hydrogen for? Some time ago Magpie posted a nice report on the poisoni ...
23-9-2018 at 01:30
by: AvBaeyer
Possible OTC, 'safe' methylating agents
clearly-not-atara:
You obviously did not read the paper very carefully. The paper reports high yiel ...
23-9-2018 at 01:12
by: AvBaeyer
deacetylation, please help?
The hydrolysis of melatonin to the amine is a difficult reaction to run. I can tell you from experie ...
20-9-2018 at 00:24
by: AvBaeyer
Bromination of Propionic Acid in a Sealed Tube
Loptr and JJay:

Good job! you figured it out. It's all about the electronics. The primary isolata ...
15-9-2018 at 23:47
by: AvBaeyer
Bromination of Propionic Acid in a Sealed Tube
The issue is the Sn1 mechanism with a carbonyl group attached to the carbon bearing the incipient po ...
15-9-2018 at 10:28
by: AvBaeyer
NaDCC/TCCA reaction with ammonia
Your initial solid product is cyanuric acid. A little digging on Google would have told you that. Th ...
15-9-2018 at 10:08
by: AvBaeyer
Bromination of Propionic Acid in a Sealed Tube
If you acquaint yourself with the mechanism of the Lucas reaction, you will see why it will not work ...
15-9-2018 at 10:02
by: AvBaeyer
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