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Lactic acid from supermarket supplies?
I admire the interest in producing it from scratch, but 60% sodium lactate solution is readily avail ...
15-4-2024 at 18:35
by: UC235
Synthesis of quinizarin
Beautiful synthesis.
2-4-2024 at 16:18
by: UC235
Concentrating storebought 15% muriatic acid
Heating HCl solution above the 20.2% azeotropic mixture will just drive off HCl gas. To concentrate ...
26-3-2024 at 19:27
by: UC235
Thietane synthesis, a goofy looking compound
Do you have any actual evidence that you made the compound in question? I would think that with such ...
25-11-2023 at 09:10
by: UC235
Urea to Ammonia using urease
Enzymes don't really work like that. They're generally quite slow relative to lab chemistry, they ...
6-10-2023 at 20:40
by: UC235
Plutonium reactions - how'd they figure this stuff out?
Uranium and thorium form insoluble peroxides, so it seems like a good place to start.

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29-9-2023 at 20:06
by: UC235
Lactic acid
Sodium lactate 60% aqueous solution is a cheap and available soapmaking chemical. You might be able ...
4-8-2023 at 13:59
by: UC235
Making (propylthio)benzene
Supplemental info is available for free from the publisher and has detailed procedure and workup. Yo ...
13-6-2023 at 13:51
by: UC235
Failed distillation of HNO3 from KNO3 ??
Ammonium nitrate is much easier to use for making nitric acid because the ammonium bisulfate melts i ...
22-3-2023 at 14:20
by: UC235
Essential oil purification
Essential oil yields are incredibly low no matter what you do. At most, you can get a few % of the s ...
18-3-2023 at 16:11
by: UC235
Concentration of a solution based on molar mass
None of that is correct. There is no relation between percentage concentrations of a solution and mo ...
18-3-2023 at 12:34
by: UC235
What is this acid? Can I use a substitute?

Mixture of phosphoric ...
24-1-2023 at 16:29
by: UC235
Chymotrypsin Inhibitor Research
N-acetyl-L-tyrosine Ethyl ester is water soluble so you can omit the DMSO. A more conventional chymo ...
25-11-2022 at 14:47
by: UC235
Thiamine catalyzed benzoin condensation failure
[rquote=678312&tid=155748&author=DraconicAcid]I actually want to try this reaction- anyone g ...
8-11-2022 at 18:14
by: UC235
2-Ethylhexanol synthesis
Isolate it from the plasticizer in vinyl gloves.

It's a common "fatty" alcohol used commercially ...
5-11-2022 at 21:53
by: UC235
Filtering the impossible to filter: calcium sulfate and similar
Add a whole bunch of celite/diatomaceous earth (acid washed if maintaining pH is important. The chea ...
26-8-2022 at 17:24
by: UC235
Iodine storage
I just keep mine in the freezer. Basically no volatility.
17-7-2022 at 08:33
by: UC235
Drying acyl halides with molecular sieves?
There is no way there would be free water in acyl halides. Free carboxylic acid and dissolved HCl fr ...
25-6-2022 at 08:31
by: UC235
Safely conducting an Alkali Fusion

You might be better off preparing ...
10-6-2022 at 19:44
by: UC235
Looking for N acetyl thiourea or N benzoyl thiourea
This orgsyn prep covers synthesis of N-benzoyl isothiocynate: ...
8-6-2022 at 13:50
by: UC235
Reduction of 4-Chloro-3-nitrotoluene failure
Mechanistically, this should be pretty easy. I suspect part of the issue is the material having nil ...
3-5-2022 at 16:44
by: UC235
Ethyl Phenylcyanoacetate Synthesis troubles
The toluene is being used to azeotropically remove ethanol and push the reaction forward. The liquid ...
1-4-2022 at 18:06
by: UC235
very viscous styrene
Pure styrene is actually less viscous than water. Fortunately, styrene can be partly recovered by di ...
26-3-2022 at 19:15
by: UC235
Benzil dioxime
IR looks pretty okayish in OPs post, just very weak signal. ...
20-12-2021 at 16:25
by: UC235
Bugger YouTube
Seems they rolled out some sort of new filter or algorithm because I just got dinged for Phenylacety ...
7-10-2021 at 15:15
by: UC235
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