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Amateur chemistry is putting billions at risk!
On the other hand, amateur bio-engineering may *actually* put billions at risk . . .
17-9-2020 at 08:43
by: Metacelsus
Is it too much to ask to wear a mask?
Yes, this is infuriating for me.

Furthermore the administration has interfered with MMWR, a weekl ...
15-9-2020 at 09:18
by: Metacelsus
Removing trace impurities from H2O2
What are the impurities? An ion-exchange resin might work.
1-9-2020 at 12:18
by: Metacelsus
Dry Glass with Heatgun ?
Yes, we did this in the organic chemistry lab where I worked as an undergrad. A Bunsen burner can al ...
30-8-2020 at 13:01
by: Metacelsus
Hexane extraction
I think the only useful thing that can be done with those peanuts is to use them as fuel. As others ...
27-8-2020 at 04:34
by: Metacelsus
erythritol tetranitrate recrystallization
[rquote=643598&tid=15012&author=aromaticfanatic]Yup the heating is a good idea. Just use a h ...
26-8-2020 at 04:40
by: Metacelsus
Sars corona virus 'spikes'
[rquote=643359&tid=156059&author=symboom]This makes me think of this
CRISPR enzyme programm ...
19-8-2020 at 11:24
by: Metacelsus
Sars corona virus 'spikes'
Note that the S glycoprotein is processed by a protease into S1 and S2 subunits, so the "trimer" is ...
19-8-2020 at 04:51
by: Metacelsus
Use of decyltriethylammonium iodide in ether synthesis in PiHKAL?
Hmm, usually this is a phase transfer catalyst. Maybe this helps dissolve the K2CO3 in the organic p ...
18-8-2020 at 14:42
by: Metacelsus
Lab clear out sale
Yeah, I can't imagine you'd have an easy time shipping chlorine gas!
18-8-2020 at 05:09
by: Metacelsus
Need to solve clonazepam in some ingestable
Your username seems fitting for this question.

You should be able to dissolve it in ethanol, see ...
16-8-2020 at 12:03
by: Metacelsus
Inorganic projects
In my estimation, there are 2 tricky things in the YBCO synthesis: the oxygen flow and the heating. ...
15-8-2020 at 18:51
by: Metacelsus
Separation of nitrotoluene isomers
In my experience, sticking it outside in a Minnesota winter night (–25 °C) will freeze the p-isom ...
15-8-2020 at 18:46
by: Metacelsus
How is yeast dried so its viable when re-hydrated
Right, if you try to store it at –20°C you will be disappointed.

Commercial "dry active yeast" ...
9-8-2020 at 17:33
by: Metacelsus
Why can metals above Hydrogen in the reactovity series be electroplated?
Yes, the activity series assumes everything is at 1 M. So, you wouldn't be able to plate zinc from a ...
8-8-2020 at 08:14
by: Metacelsus
Chromate/Dichromate thermite
If you just want chromium metal, you should reduce the dichromate to Cr2O3 first. The reaction will ...
3-8-2020 at 10:32
by: Metacelsus
Recommendations for synthesis of medicines and other medical organic molecules.
Benzocaine is also a good target. You can do toluene -> p-nitrotoluene -> p-nitrobenzoic acid ...
29-7-2020 at 05:12
by: Metacelsus
Would you feel comfortable using aniline and n,n-dimethylaniline (possible carcinogens) in a home lab?
I made toluidine in a home lab in the past. As long as you have good ventilation (fume hood or outsi ...
29-7-2020 at 05:10
by: Metacelsus
Health effects of acute, low concentration acid vapors.
Long-term (years) exposure to acid vapors is known to cause an increased risk of cancer. See: https: ...
23-7-2020 at 06:02
by: Metacelsus
Here are some STL files
You can use a program such as Slic3r to convert them to gcode for your printer.

[file]82328[/fil ...
18-7-2020 at 08:23
by: Metacelsus
Getting Discouraged With Organic Chemistry As A Hobby. Failed Steglich Esterification
You may have decomposed your product by heating it up too much. T-butyl esters can easily undergo el ...
17-7-2020 at 09:42
by: Metacelsus
KOMe / Potassium Methoxide Safety
I've never heard of potassium methoxide decomposing explosively, and I can't find any references for ...
16-7-2020 at 11:31
by: Metacelsus
Coal & Derivatives
[rquote=640576&tid=155788&author=SWIM]I see a 500 ml bottle of USP (medical grade) coal tar ...
14-7-2020 at 04:42
by: Metacelsus
Failed Henry reaction with 3,4,5-TMB
Here's the ammonium acetate procedure:

Aldehyde (25 mmol) and ammonium acetate (25 mmol, 1.93 g) ...
11-7-2020 at 12:46
by: Metacelsus
Reactions of mixed anhydrites
In general the product will be a mixture. If one side is more hindered than the other, the ratio cou ...
11-7-2020 at 06:03
by: Metacelsus
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