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I need a mentor for starting a synthesis company in the UK
First, know who your competitors are and what they offer. The question you must clearly answer: How ...
20-9-2017 at 03:22
by: AvBaeyer
I need a mentor for starting a synthesis company in the UK
What is your target client base? Big Pharma, small biotech/pharma, something else? Are you selling s ...
19-9-2017 at 08:06
by: AvBaeyer
Private forum for discussing patentable ideas?
First, what is being proposed would likely run afoul of prior disclosure rules relating to patentabi ...
16-9-2017 at 07:55
by: AvBaeyer
Optimizing Henry reaction conditions (substituted benzaldehydes + nitromethane)
CJ:

What is the source of the review? It is well done and extremely interesting.

AvB
14-9-2017 at 05:29
by: AvBaeyer
Lead(II) and Manganese(II) formate syntheses
valeg96,

A very nice write up. Hope to see more.
Also, thank you for the link to the Italian ch ...
9-9-2017 at 22:24
by: AvBaeyer
would this sort of pump be useful for vacuum distillation
I have one very similar (at least in appearance). I use it only for vacuum distillations and after m ...
29-8-2017 at 18:20
by: AvBaeyer
Book review...of sorts!
CharlieA,

"I most enjoyed reading about the development and growth of industrial chemistry in the ...
25-8-2017 at 18:01
by: AvBaeyer
Phenylacetonitrile from Phenylalanine
UC235,

TCCA will in fact "do the reaction." Unfortunately, TCCA is extremely difficult to use on ...
23-8-2017 at 18:40
by: AvBaeyer
Phenylacetonitrile from Phenylalanine
Zed,

Thanks for the compliment. Do you have the French reference you mention? I did a SciFinder s ...
22-8-2017 at 08:24
by: AvBaeyer
Phenylalanine decarboxylation
Very pure phenethylamine hydrochloride is widely available and cheap from supplement sites. No need ...
21-8-2017 at 18:32
by: AvBaeyer
What's your job?
Retired. Started as a Ph. D. bench chemist at a major pharma company in 1975, went west to join the ...
17-8-2017 at 18:25
by: AvBaeyer
Free Mettler Balance
I have had quite a number of replies to my offer. The balance has been claimed.

I want to thank e ...
17-8-2017 at 17:59
by: AvBaeyer
Free Mettler Balance
I have an old Mettler analytical balance that is not in working condition. I purchased it a couple o ...
16-8-2017 at 17:55
by: AvBaeyer
Phenylacetonitrile from Phenylalanine
JJay and Loptr: Thank you.

wg48: Thank you. I use commercial microscope slide size TLC plates fro ...
15-8-2017 at 13:29
by: AvBaeyer
Phenylacetonitrile from Phenylalanine
Preparation of Phenylacetonitrile from Phenylalanine

Introduction

Recently I needed a small qu ...
14-8-2017 at 19:23
by: AvBaeyer
Making potassium Hypochlorite?
There is a detailed prep of potassium hypochlorite solution in Organic Syntheses. It uses potassium ...
8-8-2017 at 18:14
by: AvBaeyer
Small UVC lamp for in flask use
wg48,

If you put your uv lamp in a Pyrex thermometer well you will lose most of your light energy ...
7-8-2017 at 15:24
by: AvBaeyer
Everyday Chemistry
JJay,

From "Spot Tests in Organic Analysis" by F. Feigl (6th Ed., 1960), p 473:

On a spot plat ...
6-8-2017 at 18:37
by: AvBaeyer
Cobalt metal from cobalt chloride?
Over 50 years ago in the basement I made some basic cobalt carbonate (cobalt chloride + sodium carbo ...
28-7-2017 at 19:18
by: AvBaeyer
new toys
JJay,

Re.: Your recirculating aspirator system.

In the event that your home-built aspirator sy ...
28-7-2017 at 19:11
by: AvBaeyer
vacuum oil
I have been using Mobil Vacuum Pump Oil which I purchase from Zoro Tools. My cheap little pump will ...
28-7-2017 at 19:02
by: AvBaeyer
Shortcut Lab Preparation of 2 2/3 M Chromic Acid Reagent from Sodium Dichromate
JJay,

Keep in mind that Jones reagent is usually used in conjunction with acetone as a cosolvent. ...
26-6-2017 at 18:59
by: AvBaeyer
Dimethylamine identification help
I have made dimethylamine hydrochloride by the OP route many times. The crystalline product is extre ...
23-6-2017 at 16:14
by: AvBaeyer
Separate pentane from ether?
Ether is soluble in conc H2SO4 whereas pentane is not so that provides a possible though dicey separ ...
23-6-2017 at 16:04
by: AvBaeyer
Aryl methoxy groups selectively cleaved to phenols by lithium iodide
Melgar,

You are correct in that strictly anhydrous conditions are required for optimal results. I ...
23-6-2017 at 15:59
by: AvBaeyer
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