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Acetaldehyde synthesis
couldn't you just do this with ethanol instead of 1-propanol? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9ha_M ...
20-1-2020 at 15:25
by: Cou
Acetate Salts From Vinegar For Synthesis of Acetic Acid
Nile red made sodium acetate from 5% food vinegar.
13-1-2020 at 09:38
by: Cou
Can amateurs buy thionyl chloride from www.chemsavers.com?
ok, i was hoping to use SOCl2 to make acid chlorides from carboxylic acids, so i can make esters of ...
12-1-2020 at 18:41
by: Cou
What is wrong with MDMA production nowdays?
This thread better not be placed in detritus.

it dismays me how many chemists frown upon discussi ...
12-1-2020 at 13:28
by: Cou
Can amateurs buy thionyl chloride from www.chemsavers.com?
chemsavers sells many benign chemicals to amateurs thru their amazon and ebay accounts, but i dont k ...
12-1-2020 at 12:22
by: Cou
No experience with fractional distillation. help me decide what column to buy?
[rquote=628876&tid=154669&author=j_sum1]Still, 54° seems a bit low to be methanol so I am c ...
2-1-2020 at 20:46
by: Cou
No experience with fractional distillation. help me decide what column to buy?
[rquote=628915&tid=154669&author=SWIM]Distillation is always harder than people think.

Bu ...
2-1-2020 at 15:23
by: Cou
No experience with fractional distillation. help me decide what column to buy?
I don't know if I was using wrong technique, but I recently tried out a 200 mm vigreux column at my ...
1-1-2020 at 21:50
by: Cou
I quit using cannabis to be a safer chemist.
Oh Science, you know who the MOST annoying type of marijuana user is?

Privileged first world whit ...
27-12-2019 at 20:54
by: Cou
I quit using cannabis to be a safer chemist.
When I smoke marijuana, it makes me think humans are gross. never again
27-12-2019 at 04:09
by: Cou
How would you continue a chemistry hobby, if you had to move into an unsuitable living space?
[rquote=628589&tid=154631&author=Sulaiman]Probably researching clandestine lab setups is a g ...
26-12-2019 at 00:57
by: Cou
How would you continue a chemistry hobby, if you had to move into an unsuitable living space?
[rquote=628583&tid=154631&author=draculic acid69]Chemistry can be performed on a balcony as ...
25-12-2019 at 22:59
by: Cou
How would you continue a chemistry hobby, if you had to move into an unsuitable living space?
Some metroplexes, such as mine, have makerspaces with common chemistry labs
25-12-2019 at 10:47
by: Cou
How would you continue a chemistry hobby, if you had to move into an unsuitable living space?
e.g. if you move into an apartment, or a suburban home.

Currently i can do amateur chemistry beca ...
25-12-2019 at 00:09
by: Cou
As a hobby chemist, what would you do to be able to order from Sigma Aldrich?
21-12-2019 at 02:25
by: Cou
Red Phosphorus Source
If you buy 10 of these, install trapdoors in front of your front door to trap the incoming no-knock ...
19-12-2019 at 14:46
by: Cou
Using conc H2SO4 + NaCl to chlorinate alcohols?
[rquote=628054&tid=154582&author=Pumukli]It will work, (Lucas' reagent.)

What won't work ...
19-12-2019 at 14:33
by: Cou
(success) Preparation of isopropyl salicylate fragrant ester
I let some coworkers smell it, and one of them commented that it smells somewhat like latex in bounc ...
18-12-2019 at 21:56
by: Cou
(success) Preparation of isopropyl salicylate fragrant ester
[rquote=628197&tid=154584&author=RedDwarf]What do you use to print/prepare your labels Cou? ...
18-12-2019 at 18:07
by: Cou
(success) Preparation of isopropyl salicylate fragrant ester
I already keep a collection of fragrant compounds, and this is my 3rd one

I have:

Methyl salic ...
18-12-2019 at 14:49
by: Cou
(success) Preparation of isopropyl salicylate fragrant ester
I successfully purified the ester by simple distillation. It smells green, vegetable-like, herbal

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18-12-2019 at 14:30
by: Cou
(success) Preparation of isopropyl salicylate fragrant ester
It seems that isopropyl alcohol is unusually soluble in isopropyl salicylate, because even with 2 w ...
17-12-2019 at 17:24
by: Cou
(success) Preparation of isopropyl salicylate fragrant ester
it's cloudy and slightly yellow, but not gonna distill it because it's such a small volume that i ri ...
16-12-2019 at 14:06
by: Cou
(success) Preparation of isopropyl salicylate fragrant ester
Reference: doug's lab methyl salicylate video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvrfHS4DRoM


To a ...
16-12-2019 at 13:11
by: Cou
Crap from "attempt to make isopropyl salicylate, something interesting happened"
Sh*t my workup failed. Could not get any layers to form. I might try again with a 0.4 molar ratio of ...
15-12-2019 at 13:15
by: Cou
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