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Trying to get rid of chemicals. Nearish Philadelphia
If I were in the US I would definitely be tempted to buy some of these. Alas, I don't think the hass ...
19-4-2019 at 04:44
by: Metacelsus
Steam distillation followed by liquid-liquid extraction?
Yes, the solvent extraction helps remove all of the desired compound from the aqueous phase.

Inte ...
15-4-2019 at 12:18
by: Metacelsus
EDTA to EDA? Naphazoline Synthesis
[rquote=608563&tid=147993&author=Gryn]Hey there, newbie here! I hope it's fine for me to get ...
15-4-2019 at 09:17
by: Metacelsus
Removing KOH from K-GHB
If you have any GBL left over, you could add just enough to react with the excess KOH.
12-4-2019 at 22:53
by: Metacelsus
Birkeland Eyde apparatus synthesized an unknown compound.
N2O5 is a white solid. It possibly could be that (although the air would have to be quite dry).
8-4-2019 at 11:33
by: Metacelsus
Making the most dense solution possible - that doesn't react with Cu or Al
Yes it is. However, that's not 10g/mL solution volume, it's 10g/mL water. So the actual density of t ...
5-4-2019 at 23:14
by: Metacelsus
Dumb Question
I don't think there would be much of a reaction. Na3PO4 can't really be oxidized, and also it's a so ...
3-4-2019 at 09:50
by: Metacelsus
Parts per notation
3-4-2019 at 09:45
by: Metacelsus
What are some weak-chlorinating agents for chlorinating a phenolic compound?
Sulfuryl chloride might work. See here: ...
1-4-2019 at 03:52
by: Metacelsus
Community Project - Destroy a funnel!
Some good old thermite would certainly do the trick. You could also use molten NaOH or KOH to dissol ...
31-3-2019 at 06:47
by: Metacelsus
Reverse Osmosis Question
A voltage gradient across the membrane would form, and eventually an equilibrium would be reached wh ...
31-3-2019 at 00:34
by: Metacelsus
N-Arylation of Amino acids
Racemization involves deprotonation at the alpha carbon. The racemization rate is thus a function of ...
30-3-2019 at 00:23
by: Metacelsus
Help for the carbon monoxide generator
Making CO is definitely not a suitable experiment for a beginner. I don't think you should do this. ...
26-3-2019 at 14:38
by: Metacelsus
methyl chloride from dimethyl sulfate
Sounds like someone wants to make nerve gas . . .

But seriously, it's best if you stay away from ...
24-3-2019 at 10:27
by: Metacelsus
Probably, although the bromination would be tricky since the system would be strongly deactivated.
24-3-2019 at 00:11
by: Metacelsus
Preparation of S2Cl2
I wasn't thinking of ionic polysulfides, but more along the lines of long chains of sulfur atoms. (S ...
24-3-2019 at 00:08
by: Metacelsus
Preparation of S2Cl2
Polysulfides are red. It could be that.
23-3-2019 at 08:44
by: Metacelsus
Anhydrous Zinc Chloride Attempted Synthesis
Here's an interesting method that uses decomposition of the ammine complex.

In the past, I've als ...
23-3-2019 at 05:03
by: Metacelsus
Removing HCl from L-histidine methyl ester dihydrochloride
Histidine is quite polar, even when not protonated. At high pH the carboxylate form will dominate. I ...
23-3-2019 at 05:00
by: Metacelsus
Plants High in Triglycerides
Search for "oil crops." Some are suited to harsh conditions.
21-3-2019 at 23:38
by: Metacelsus
Any interesting uses for dimethylglyoxime?
Yes, I'm familiar with its use as a ligand but I wanted to see if there were any other uses for it. ...
21-3-2019 at 12:00
by: Metacelsus
Any interesting uses for dimethylglyoxime?
Due to a shipping mistake, I got some dimethylglyoxime for free. I know it's used to form coordinat ...
21-3-2019 at 00:05
by: Metacelsus
methyl chloride from dimethyl sulfate
I've never done it but it should be possible. Methyl chloride can be separated from the mixture (it' ...
17-3-2019 at 10:45
by: Metacelsus
Failure to isolate Calcium Cyanate
The acid step might have decomposed your cyanate. It's known to hydrolyze to carbon dioxide and ammo ...
17-3-2019 at 00:34
by: Metacelsus
Preparation of ionic phosphide from red P
Maybe you could try reacting excess magnesium or aluminum with a phosphate salt (for example, sodium ...
15-3-2019 at 00:28
by: Metacelsus
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