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how to syntetize chloroacetone?
[rquote=621155&tid=153324&author=Simoski]At the simplest level, bubble elemental chlorine ga ...
24-8-2019 at 04:52
by: Metacelsus
how to syntetize chloroacetone?
Ethyl acetate may also be chlorinated under those conditions, so I wouldn't use it.
23-8-2019 at 14:33
by: Metacelsus
Pressure vessel safety
Oooh boy.

Your friend sounds like he's making meth. I'd advise against helping him. In any case, ...
23-8-2019 at 14:15
by: Metacelsus
Lugdunomycin
Wow, that looks like a beast.

Anyone up for a total synthesis? :D
23-8-2019 at 14:12
by: Metacelsus
Experiments with liqid nitrogen dioxide
The blue comes from N2O3; pure N2O4 is colorless.
23-8-2019 at 14:10
by: Metacelsus
Synthesis of isotopically labeled octahydrophenazine
Ah, you're right about the high pressure (I didn't read closely enough, sorry). But the direct oxida ...
23-8-2019 at 14:08
by: Metacelsus
People With Diabetes Making Their Own Insulin
Making insulin would be quite easy for anyone with basic molecular biology skills. As I mentioned be ...
23-8-2019 at 14:02
by: Metacelsus
Synthesis of isotopically labeled octahydrophenazine
The later steps (from cyclohexanone) look fine, according to Reaxys. But there may be an easier way ...
23-8-2019 at 03:02
by: Metacelsus
Possible pathway to malonic acid from soybean oil
http://www.orgsyn.org/demo.aspx?prep=CV2P0376

If you can make NaCN and sodium chloroacetate (from ...
23-8-2019 at 02:52
by: Metacelsus
How do you keep your lab notebook?
Back in undergrad, when I was doing organic synthesis, I kept a hardbound lab notebook to record all ...
23-8-2019 at 02:45
by: Metacelsus
People With Diabetes Making Their Own Insulin
I can make my own insulin, and I don't even have diabetes :D

On a more serious note, I worry abou ...
21-8-2019 at 09:10
by: Metacelsus
Anyone have 100-500g of paraformaldehyde for sale in the UK?
I do . . . but it would be more than £15, especially considering the time it would take for me to p ...
21-8-2019 at 09:04
by: Metacelsus
Ideas to make long-chain alditols
Good idea! That should definitely work.
17-8-2019 at 23:40
by: Metacelsus
my article + my future
Congratulations! What kind of jobs are you looking for?
17-8-2019 at 23:28
by: Metacelsus
Ideas to make long-chain alditols
The issue with aldose chains longer than C5 is that they can cyclize, which stops them from growing ...
17-8-2019 at 04:42
by: Metacelsus
Reduction of Methyl 3-Nitrobenzoate to Methyl 3-Amino Benzoate
When I was making p-aminobenzoic acid, I had much better results using tin granules instead of iron ...
17-8-2019 at 04:38
by: Metacelsus
Ideas to make long-chain alditols
I thought formaldehyde polymerization gave polyoxymethylene: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyoxyme ...
16-8-2019 at 10:44
by: Metacelsus
Reference source for atomic, covalent, ionic and Van-der-Waals radii?
https://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/ has crystallographic data. You can probably find the interatomic distanc ...
16-8-2019 at 10:38
by: Metacelsus
Finally found local supplier of lots of chemicals that sells to individuals!
Also biodiesel.

Or dissolving bodies, of course.

[Edited on 2019-8-15 by Metacelsus]
15-8-2019 at 03:25
by: Metacelsus
Mechanochemistry - is it a way?
In my undergrad advanced O-chem lab we did a mechanochemical Diels-Alder reaction by grinding anthra ...
10-8-2019 at 22:37
by: Metacelsus
Cody like biosphere
We did Winogradsky columns in my undergrad microbiology class. They're quite fun, and sometimes deve ...
8-8-2019 at 22:57
by: Metacelsus
Separation of toluene and isobutanol
About the "refluxing with sulfuric acid" idea:

I'd be worried about possible side reactions with ...
8-8-2019 at 22:52
by: Metacelsus
Theobromine extraction
Other way: caffeine is theobromine with an extra methyl group.
4-8-2019 at 22:41
by: Metacelsus
Fluorenone reduction
Here's the relevant paper about fluorenol having modafinil-like effects:

[quote]the wake promotio ...
4-8-2019 at 05:56
by: Metacelsus
Vinconate identification
[rquote=619463&tid=152687&author=Assured Fish]
An ester like the one seen in Vinconate is a ...
1-8-2019 at 22:39
by: Metacelsus
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