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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
Preparation of Effexor
As pointed out in the post above mine, your proposed route is a recipe for heartache and synthesis d ...
3-8-2019 at 18:26
by: AvBaeyer
Substitution of Magnesium Methoxide for Sodium Methoxide
In general, magnesium methoxide is not a useful replacement for alkali metal methoxides. When the ma ...
31-7-2019 at 19:33
by: AvBaeyer
do alkali carbonate and alkyl halides react to give carbonate esters?
The short answer is no. Alkali metal carbonates (eg, potassium, cesium) are widely used as bases for ...
28-7-2019 at 17:43
by: AvBaeyer
4-chlorocinnamic acid synthesis without distillation
I suggest you run 4 g of your product in 40-50 ml of methanol with 3-5 ml of H2SO4 and keep the temp ...
20-7-2019 at 15:19
by: AvBaeyer
Gamma-butyrolactone from GABA
If you have access to THF it can be selectively oxidized to butyrolactone. Search "oxidation of tetr ...
20-7-2019 at 15:04
by: AvBaeyer
4-chlorocinnamic acid synthesis without distillation
Thank you for your thoughtful reply. I have no reason to believe that you did not get your desired p ...
19-7-2019 at 18:48
by: AvBaeyer
4-chlorocinnamic acid synthesis without distillation
Interesting experiment. I am curious about your melting point of the presumed p-chlorocinnamic acid. ...
18-7-2019 at 19:05
by: AvBaeyer
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