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problem with melting antimony
Are you sure you were heating it up enough? You need to get it to 630 °C

Also are you sure your ...
24-1-2020 at 17:29
by: Metacelsus
Effect of microwave heating on Ascorbic acid molecule
[rquote=629807&tid=154754&author=Xrpdguy]Hello there, we all know that Ascorbic acid is ther ...
22-1-2020 at 04:35
by: Metacelsus
Sodium Benzoate and KMnO4
[rquote=629356&tid=154715&author=TGWS]
My question is: Is this actually a redox reaction, a ...
12-1-2020 at 05:59
by: Metacelsus
bornyl chloride synthesis by addition of HCl gas to alfa pinene
Very cool! Can you try making some borneol or camphor?
10-1-2020 at 10:06
by: Metacelsus
methyl eugenol synthesis?
Yes. Similar conditions should work.
10-1-2020 at 10:02
by: Metacelsus
Determining completion of Bamberger rearrangement
TLC would probably work. Check for disappearance of your starting material and formation of a new sp ...
5-1-2020 at 06:07
by: Metacelsus
Belladonna extract
Yeah, that was really dumb. (And FYI, hyoscine is also an antimuscarinic, just like atropine.)


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5-1-2020 at 06:05
by: Metacelsus
Legality of Solid Fuels
Legality depends on where you live. In the USA it's fine to make them as long as they're properly st ...
30-12-2019 at 16:27
by: Metacelsus
Preparation of weak hydroiodic acid(for making NaI)
You could also just try the Finkelstein reaction with KI. It might not work as well as NaI (since th ...
29-12-2019 at 19:56
by: Metacelsus
Cubane instead of benzene with the phenylethylamine backbone
[rquote=628742&tid=153370&author=Abromination][rquote=628676&tid=153370&author=Tsjer ...
29-12-2019 at 19:53
by: Metacelsus
Bromination not going as expected??
[rquote=628745&tid=154654&author=DrDevice]
I have tried many different bromination routes, ...
29-12-2019 at 19:50
by: Metacelsus
Haloform Reaction With Ca(OCl)2 and EtOH
I would expect the reaction to form a significant amount of chloral hydrate (trichloroacetaldehyde h ...
15-12-2019 at 20:05
by: Metacelsus
Autoignition temperature of mixed gases
Again AJOKER is incorrect. Blue light is required to break the Cl-Cl bond and explode H2/Cl2.

Sou ...
13-12-2019 at 19:44
by: Metacelsus
Yellowing of Sodium Methoxide
The reference AJOKER posted isn't relevant.

I think the most likely explanation for the color is ...
13-12-2019 at 19:42
by: Metacelsus
Making ultramarine
Looks interesting, please keep us updated. Is there any practical way for you to measure to the temp ...
13-12-2019 at 15:13
by: Metacelsus
Magpie has died
Noooooo!

Magpie will be dearly missed.
12-12-2019 at 17:48
by: Metacelsus
Possible easy thionyl chloride synthesis
Yeah, phosgene is no joke. There was an extra special safety training required by my university when ...
11-12-2019 at 05:34
by: Metacelsus
Allyl Bromide Preparation
[rquote=627769&tid=154557&author=Pumukli]
Why is substitution of the OH with Br is preferre ...
11-12-2019 at 05:26
by: Metacelsus
Diethylamine and m-Toluic acid from DEET
[rquote=627588&tid=154530&author=Boffis]@Metacelsus, That's a good point and I'll fix it whe ...
8-12-2019 at 05:41
by: Metacelsus
Diethylamine and m-Toluic acid from DEET
Very cool! Just a minor nitpick: you often write "M" which means "molar", where you mean moles. For ...
7-12-2019 at 14:37
by: Metacelsus
Invitation to Participate in a Research Study
Sounds interesting. I will participate.
4-12-2019 at 05:17
by: Metacelsus
What would the procedure for Benzidine to aniline look like?
In particular, the benzidine is metabolically acetylated and oxidized to an N-hydroxy compound, whic ...
27-11-2019 at 05:18
by: Metacelsus
Christmas is approaching , any ideas ?
[rquote=626406&tid=154448&author=j_sum1]Red and green flames using copper / boric acid / bar ...
26-11-2019 at 12:31
by: Metacelsus
1-chloro-2-propanone (chloroacetone)
1) What's the beautiful red compound formed when chloroacetone is added to NaOH?

From experience: ...
25-11-2019 at 17:11
by: Metacelsus
Methoxy-EthylTryptamine
Wolff-Kishner reductions are for ketones and aldehydes, not amides. Your plan is doomed to fail.

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21-11-2019 at 04:50
by: Metacelsus
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