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Does anybody work in the "chemistry field"?
[rquote=484155&tid=74225&author=zts16]I'm an undergraduate, but I have a job in a research l ...
28-5-2017 at 05:02
by: Metacelsus
Chemical reduction of copper nitrate
That's a waste of copper. You could just evaporate the excess nitric acid, or neutralize it with a b ...
27-5-2017 at 05:00
by: Metacelsus
Oleandrin from Milkweed?
I would try a Soxhlet extraction with isopropanol first. I found a patent describing the extraction ...
27-5-2017 at 04:57
by: Metacelsus
tlc polarity
Hexanes/ethyl acetate does not separate to any detectable degree when traveling up a TLC plate (assu ...
26-5-2017 at 05:34
by: Metacelsus
is it time to refuse EU and UK help with EN?
I think it's a typo, and was supposed to be EM (energetic materials).
24-5-2017 at 14:54
by: Metacelsus
Sciencemadness turns 15 today
Judging by the date the first members joined, Sciencemadness is 15 years old today. Happy Birthday, ...
19-5-2017 at 12:47
by: Metacelsus
Phenylpiperazine Formation From Aniline
I suggest you read this:
http://www.organic-chemistry.org/synthesis/C1N/amines/arylamines.shtm
17-5-2017 at 11:12
by: Metacelsus
homemade soap with potassium alkanoyl 1-lactylates?
How stable are those lactylate esters with respect to hydrolysis? Storage stability is a required ch ...
15-5-2017 at 10:20
by: Metacelsus
Molten Sodium Sulfide Electrolysis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_sulfide

Look in the "Properties" table. The anhydrous meltin ...
29-4-2017 at 04:03
by: Metacelsus
synthesis of NAC methyl ester
They use it [i]because[/i] water is produced in the synthesis. It's an equilibrium reaction, so if t ...
27-4-2017 at 04:22
by: Metacelsus
DIY Bacteria culture/algae Incubator
$200 is actually pretty cheap for an incubator. Depending on how much monetary value you place on th ...
24-4-2017 at 19:21
by: Metacelsus
Today, I march.
Regardless of one's political views, an 18% cut to the NIH budget would be disastrous. If a liberal ...
24-4-2017 at 19:15
by: Metacelsus
Today, I march.
I marched in Minneapolis (edit: technically St. Paul). (I got up at 6:30 am so I could get my lab wo ...
22-4-2017 at 14:43
by: Metacelsus
Attempted synthesis of propyl 4 aminobenzoate
Also, that seems like a lot of sulfuric acid. Why did you use so much?
18-4-2017 at 10:16
by: Metacelsus
How do you interpret NMR readings?
[rquote=480785&tid=73499&author=JnPS]C14[/rquote]

It's [sup]13[/sup]C. [sup]14[/sup]C has ...
16-4-2017 at 20:07
by: Metacelsus
Test for Tetrahydrofuran
THF is completely miscible with water. Where did you get the 30% solubility figure?

THF has a cha ...
15-4-2017 at 05:07
by: Metacelsus
Custom Peptides
How long is the peptide? Does it have any unusual features (like being branched or cyclic)? Dependin ...
14-4-2017 at 20:02
by: Metacelsus
Anhydrides from diketene instead of ketene?
Most likely, you would end up with the mixed anhydride of acetic and acetoacetic acid.
7-4-2017 at 06:19
by: Metacelsus
Modafinil: its preparation via Bunte salt
Yes, I have read the paper. However, it is important to read papers before performing reactions, not ...
5-4-2017 at 19:45
by: Metacelsus
Modafinil: its preparation via Bunte salt
Do not try to substitute glacial acetic acid for formic acid when reacting the benzhydrol with the B ...
5-4-2017 at 16:13
by: Metacelsus
Chemistry April Fools
Many years ago, I made a small amount of aluminum sulfide powder and put it above a ceiling tile in ...
1-4-2017 at 13:36
by: Metacelsus
Targeted Apoptosis of Senescent Cells
You're right, I had the mechanism of action backwards. The drug inhibits FOXO4, causing activation o ...
25-3-2017 at 19:55
by: Metacelsus
Targeted Apoptosis of Senescent Cells
I wouldn't be surprised if it was. Senescent cells that had p53 inactivated and failed to undergo ap ...
25-3-2017 at 15:46
by: Metacelsus
Phosphoric acid in H2O2? and concentrating by evaporation
It's probably not 90% because some would have (inevitably) decomposed, and some would have evaporate ...
24-3-2017 at 19:18
by: Metacelsus
Under what conditions should butyllithium be used at -78c?
[rquote=478596&tid=73085&author=Lillica]The butyllithium is dissolved in hexanes, so that is ...
22-3-2017 at 18:44
by: Metacelsus
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