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Steven's Rearrangement - Alternative strong bases to NaNH2

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I think potassium tert butoxide wa ...
2-9-2020 at 16:14
by: SplendidAcylation
Can you make methanol from formic acid?
[rquote=640426&tid=155776&author=Junk_Enginerd][rquote=640415&tid=155776&author=Alko ...
11-7-2020 at 15:22
by: SplendidAcylation
Thiamine catalyzed benzoin condensation failure
[rquote=640418&tid=155748&author=Tsjerk]Benzoic acid is not soluble in benzaldehyde, so it w ...
11-7-2020 at 12:50
by: SplendidAcylation
Thiamine catalyzed benzoin condensation failure
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I have got it to work.
I left it overnight after the initial (failed) at ...
11-7-2020 at 11:35
by: SplendidAcylation
Thiamine catalyzed benzoin condensation failure
Hi,

Today I attempted the much awaited synthesis of benzoin... Well, it is much awaited by me, as ...
7-7-2020 at 17:50
by: SplendidAcylation
Benzoin condensation using hydrogen cyanide?
I'm sorry, I thought I had responded to all of the posts here :o

@woelen, thanks for the advice, ...
5-7-2020 at 17:24
by: SplendidAcylation
Making sodium isopropoxide - Sodium is not dissolving
[rquote=639625&tid=155696&author=DraconicAcid][rquote=639624&tid=155696&author=Splen ...
1-7-2020 at 17:47
by: SplendidAcylation
Making sodium isopropoxide - Sodium is not dissolving
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[rquote=639583&tid=155696&author=woelen]With increasin ...
1-7-2020 at 13:37
by: SplendidAcylation
Making sodium isopropoxide - Sodium is not dissolving
Hi

I have recently acquired some sodium metal, with which I intend to make an anhydrous superbase ...
30-6-2020 at 17:36
by: SplendidAcylation
Why is tin and HCl rxn so slow?
[rquote=639352&tid=155674&author=DraconicAcid][rquote=639350&tid=155674&author=Splen ...
29-6-2020 at 17:06
by: SplendidAcylation
Why is tin and HCl rxn so slow?
I did this reaction recently

It is indeed very slow, I reasoned that it is because of tin's posit ...
27-6-2020 at 17:30
by: SplendidAcylation
Steven's Rearrangement - Alternative strong bases to NaNH2
Hi

Having been scheming about the synthesis of N,N-dimethyl-1,2-diphenylethylamine for many month ...
27-6-2020 at 10:28
by: SplendidAcylation
Disappointing results with 3A molecular sieves
I tried the same thing with sieves bought from China

Something like:

Sieves were first weighe ...
22-6-2020 at 09:47
by: SplendidAcylation
Benzoin condensation using hydrogen cyanide?
[rquote=637385&tid=155502&author=DavidJR]Found online:

(From http://www.chem.latech.edu/ ...
4-6-2020 at 18:02
by: SplendidAcylation
Synthesis of benzonitrile by P2O5 dehydration of benzamide - another perplexing failure
[rquote=637368&tid=155509&author=clearly_not_atara]As P2O5 is hydrated, it converts to metap ...
4-6-2020 at 17:57
by: SplendidAcylation
ethyl formate - esterification by reactive distillation
Fantastic.
Thanks for taking the time to write this up.

I think I might give it a try, but I onl ...
1-6-2020 at 18:01
by: SplendidAcylation
Synthesis of benzonitrile by P2O5 dehydration of benzamide - another perplexing failure
Another addition to the fail collection!

A few months ago, I got quite excited when I found out t ...
1-6-2020 at 17:47
by: SplendidAcylation
Benzoin condensation using hydrogen cyanide?
Thanks for all the replies.

Looks like thiamine is the way to go, although I'll probably end up t ...
1-6-2020 at 17:10
by: SplendidAcylation
Benzoin condensation using hydrogen cyanide?
Hi,

Sorry about the title, I tried 10 others but none were any better.

I am planning to make b ...
31-5-2020 at 17:39
by: SplendidAcylation
Problems with the synthesis of formaldehyde by pyrolysis of metal formates
[rquote=636639&tid=155405&author=Alkoholvergiftung]The patent says if you mix formiate with ...
23-5-2020 at 09:04
by: SplendidAcylation
Problems with the synthesis of formaldehyde by pyrolysis of metal formates
[rquote=636452&tid=155405&author=kmno4]Another paper about thermal decomposition of formates ...
21-5-2020 at 16:38
by: SplendidAcylation
Problems with the synthesis of formaldehyde by pyrolysis of metal formates
[rquote=636288&tid=155405&author=WGTR]"The result was a volume that corresponded almost exac ...
19-5-2020 at 04:54
by: SplendidAcylation
Problems with the synthesis of formaldehyde by pyrolysis of metal formates
[rquote=636223&tid=155405&author=WGTR]I don’t know German to translate, sorry.

Have fun ...
17-5-2020 at 05:08
by: SplendidAcylation
Problems with the synthesis of formaldehyde by pyrolysis of metal formates
Hi,

I have been attempting to make a solution of formaldehyde, by passing the gases produced by ...
16-5-2020 at 11:45
by: SplendidAcylation
How do you draw benzene rings?
I draw it so that it is sitting on a flat side rather than on a single CH group.

I usually draw a ...
28-10-2018 at 08:58
by: SplendidAcylation

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