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100% Nitric acid?
If you are not using liquid sulfuric acid, you are gonna get the molten salts to foam up quite a bit ...
11-5-2020 at 13:32
by: PirateDocBrown
100% Nitric acid?
How is 98% sulfuric and dry sodium or potassium nitrate not working for you to produce near-anhydrou ...
11-5-2020 at 13:25
by: PirateDocBrown
pyrex vs PYREX
The real problem when they first marketed boro cookware in the US was that they even sold saucepans ...
19-4-2020 at 11:23
by: PirateDocBrown
Q: Making sodium cyanide from sodium cyanate and sodium metal
B.D.E, what are you using to heat your crucible to red heat like that?

And where are you, that yo ...
28-3-2020 at 12:57
by: PirateDocBrown
Q: Making sodium cyanide from sodium cyanate and sodium metal
If you want to go the thermal reduction route, I'd get a metal crucible, (I use stainless culinary r ...
28-3-2020 at 12:43
by: PirateDocBrown
Q: Making sodium cyanide from sodium cyanate and sodium metal
Prussian Blue (Fe7(CN)18) can be easily gotten in the States, as laundry bluing.

Very old school ...
28-3-2020 at 12:34
by: PirateDocBrown
Nurdrage makes HBr
Doug's Lab had a good video on nitric acid production, and there are others, as well.

You don't w ...
28-3-2020 at 12:18
by: PirateDocBrown
What's the cheapest metal powder to make?
If you want to weld aluminum, you need to use inert gas welding.
2-2-2020 at 20:29
by: PirateDocBrown
Red Phosphorus Source
[rquote=628817&tid=154598&author=G-Coupled][rquote=628790&tid=154598&author=PirateDo ...
31-12-2019 at 06:52
by: PirateDocBrown
Red Phosphorus Source
[rquote=628784&tid=154598&author=lordcookies24]There is a lot of red P threads on this board ...
30-12-2019 at 12:12
by: PirateDocBrown
HCl acid in situ
[rquote=628787&tid=154656&author=Fery]HCl pKa = some sources -6.3, other sources -8
H2SO4 p ...
30-12-2019 at 12:06
by: PirateDocBrown
How to stir solution with iron filings on a hot plate stirer?
A couple ball bearings?
23-12-2019 at 11:25
by: PirateDocBrown
Red Phosphorus Source
[rquote=628286&tid=154598&author=SWIM][rquote=628275&tid=154598&author=Cou]If you bu ...
20-12-2019 at 16:26
by: PirateDocBrown
Help with carbon reduction of cyanate
[rquote=628154&tid=154586&author=Tsjerk][rquote=628150&tid=154586&author=PirateDocBr ...
18-12-2019 at 20:57
by: PirateDocBrown
Cleaning copper chromite from frit glass
I often place a circle of filter paper on top of the frit, you get a double filtering effect, and mu ...
18-12-2019 at 08:17
by: PirateDocBrown
Help with carbon reduction of cyanate
Much easier to make KCN from laundry bluing.

Heat the bluing gently, to drive off the water.
Whe ...
18-12-2019 at 08:10
by: PirateDocBrown
Diethylamine hydrochloride - Success!
That brings up another good point. Why use an impure starting material, when you don't have to? 100% ...
25-11-2019 at 11:44
by: PirateDocBrown
Affordable chemicals for university students?
Phosphorus is a watched chemical, due to its use in drug manufacture. It is much harder to find than ...
24-11-2019 at 17:03
by: PirateDocBrown
Diethylamine hydrochloride - Success!
Why do you not do an extraction with an immiscable organic solvent? (Make some 1,4 dioxane, or disti ...
24-11-2019 at 16:56
by: PirateDocBrown
How to clean a separatory funnel?
Sulfamic acid can sometimes be found OTC, as grout cleaner in home improvement stores. Also, commerc ...
16-10-2019 at 17:45
by: PirateDocBrown
methylamine from formaldehyde and NH4Cl won't complete
[rquote=624522&tid=154142&author=S.C. Wack] formic acid is not converted to CO at 102C or ev ...
16-10-2019 at 17:37
by: PirateDocBrown
Storage containers
If it's non-corrosive, the easiest and cheapest is usually Mason jars.

I also often reuse old foo ...
13-10-2019 at 11:09
by: PirateDocBrown
Storage containers
The changes in packaging chems is sometimes a bit disconcerting for old hands.

I'm used to liquid ...
12-10-2019 at 13:08
by: PirateDocBrown
Ideas to run a chromathography column (menthol / camphor)
Did a bit of a look-up.

Menthol melts at the low 40s, but camphor at a much higher temp, 170 or s ...
12-10-2019 at 13:01
by: PirateDocBrown
Ideas to run a chromathography column (menthol / camphor)
[rquote=624254&tid=154158&author=DraconicAcid][rquote=624253&tid=154158&author=Pirat ...
12-10-2019 at 12:50
by: PirateDocBrown
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