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Gallium-based aluminum reducing reagents, free to USA members who do a writeup
The point is, like 99% of my experience has been with this stuff, I don't really even know how to us ...
21-7-2017 at 00:09
by: Melgar
Dimethylamine storage
[rquote=488072&tid=75514&author=Eddygp]Maybe dimethylammonium tetrafluoroborate, as long as ...
19-7-2017 at 05:03
by: Melgar
New to chemistry, looking for some ideas
Yep, chemistry definitely has a "steampunk" vibe to it, when you've been reading journal articles fo ...
18-7-2017 at 05:19
by: Melgar
Street drug analysis / harm reduction
[quote]Another question would be how heavy of a drug user is your friend?[/quote]
He doesn't have e ...
17-7-2017 at 19:44
by: Melgar
Gallium-based aluminum reducing reagents, free to USA members who do a writeup
I've been experimenting with Al/Ga/In/St alloys here, as a less hazardous version of the popular Al/ ...
17-7-2017 at 19:18
by: Melgar
What have I done -> Blue Cyanamide test
My best guess is nitrosyl cyanide (O=N-CN), because it's blue and because we're pretty sure there ar ...
17-7-2017 at 04:41
by: Melgar
What to look for in a soxhlet extractor?
Lately I've been finding myself frustrated with extractions where the desired compound doesn't actua ...
16-7-2017 at 13:27
by: Melgar
Coffee maker nitric acid
I doubt there are any organic polymers that will resist a hot mixture of sulfuric and nitric acid. ...
13-7-2017 at 19:35
by: Melgar
Magnetic stirrer hotplate free to a good home
Baby oil is indeed just mineral oil with added fragrance, and that's just a mixture of long-chain hy ...
13-7-2017 at 19:22
by: Melgar
Aluminium Amalgam
One or more of the important reductions require an H+ ion to proceed, which is why acid is needed. ...
12-7-2017 at 12:25
by: Melgar
New to chemistry, looking for some ideas
Oh, just a thought, the minimal glassware setup is probably something like this:

http://www.ebay. ...
10-7-2017 at 09:18
by: Melgar
n-Pentane to n-Pentanol
Nope. There is not. Alkanes can only react via free-radical chemistry, which isn't easy to control ...
6-7-2017 at 13:58
by: Melgar
Glacial acetic acid from acetic anhydride?
[rquote=487139&tid=75225&author=woelen]If you are doing this for a hobby, then simply wait t ...
6-7-2017 at 13:55
by: Melgar
substution reaction between ethylbromide and nitropropane
[rquote=486899&tid=75165&author=Metacelsus]Come on, Melgar, you forgot the ??? and "sell as ...
6-7-2017 at 13:51
by: Melgar
Galinstan keeps dissolving in distilled water ...???
Of the metals in galinstan, gallium is the most reactive, but its reactivity in distilled water is s ...
6-7-2017 at 13:39
by: Melgar
Galinstan keeps dissolving in distilled water ...???
To reclaim it from the sludge, add hydrochloric acid slowly to the sludge to dissolve it, but try to ...
6-7-2017 at 07:21
by: Melgar
Glacial acetic acid from acetic anhydride?
Yeah, if you really want to make it, use the acetic anhydride to get the last few percent of water o ...
6-7-2017 at 07:03
by: Melgar
New to chemistry, looking for some ideas
It might be interesting to try to come up with the smallest set of chemicals and glassware you can, ...
6-7-2017 at 06:55
by: Melgar
Methylating and deprotecting boc protected amine
Why do I get the feeling that that leftmost O is just a really small benzene ring?
5-7-2017 at 21:51
by: Melgar
Street drug analysis / harm reduction
I wasn't so much interested in doing the analysis myself, as I was the idea of coming up with some s ...
5-7-2017 at 21:48
by: Melgar
Supposed chemists assume a home still and sulfuric acid is a meth lab
[rquote=486926&tid=74483&author=cabal]
Again, where do you get that from? I read the whole ...
5-7-2017 at 21:17
by: Melgar
Galinstan keeps dissolving in distilled water ...???
Did you throw the sludge away from the first time you reacted it yet? I hope not, because I bet tha ...
5-7-2017 at 21:07
by: Melgar
Questions about Amberlite Resin loading capacity
It varies depending on the ion and the age and quality of the resin, and quite a bit too. The only ...
5-7-2017 at 20:55
by: Melgar
[Help] Poor's man contact process
V2O5 [b]IS[/b] the poor man's catalyst. You can get it for like $20 USD for 500g for pottery grade. ...
5-7-2017 at 18:28
by: Melgar
Chemical Waste
For most of my waste that I don't want to send down the drain, I mix with cement, pour it in an old ...
5-7-2017 at 13:44
by: Melgar
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