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Does washing ether with a hydroxide solution make it safe enough to distill to dryness?
No, that's what I meant by "contaminants aside." I was just speaking of dry distilling in general as ...
17-6-2018 at 10:11
by: alking
Does washing ether with a hydroxide solution make it safe enough to distill to dryness?
Here's the reference I mentioned yesterday, it actually was posted here, I didn't realize that.

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17-6-2018 at 08:21
by: alking
Does washing ether with a hydroxide solution make it safe enough to distill to dryness?
I didn't realize this thread had more replies. I never intended to distill to dryness, I was just ho ...
16-6-2018 at 13:24
by: alking
Black Substance Formed by Reacting Aluminum with NaOH
Yeah, aluminium foil is very pure, but it has all kinds of minor impurities. That's likely going to ...
16-6-2018 at 03:34
by: alking
Disappearance of nitroethane
I wouldn't say it's under control because the country is being flooded with meth from outside, that' ...
7-6-2018 at 11:40
by: alking
Does washing ether with a hydroxide solution make it safe enough to distill to dryness?
I don't have any KI on hand to do so. I have some Alumina that I could use but I'd rather not waste ...
3-6-2018 at 15:40
by: alking
Does washing ether with a hydroxide solution make it safe enough to distill to dryness?
Wouldn't any peroxides be washed away? What if you were to just add some water and distill it from t ...
3-6-2018 at 12:46
by: alking
Is there a solvent I can use to wash my vacuum pump oil reservoir?
Wouldn't you save 50/yr that way, where do you get 20? (nevermind, got in before your edit) However ...
1-6-2018 at 13:17
by: alking
Is there a solvent I can use to wash my vacuum pump oil reservoir?
Exactly. A cheap rotary vane pump costs ~$60. Why would I spend 50$/yr and 40$ everytime I need to f ...
1-6-2018 at 11:52
by: alking
Lowes pulls paint stripper from shelves! How to make DCM
[rquote=520042&tid=83517&author=VSEPR_VOID][rquote=520034&tid=83517&author=UC235]It' ...
31-5-2018 at 10:02
by: alking
Is there a solvent I can use to wash my vacuum pump oil reservoir?
[rquote=520032&tid=83470&author=Dr.Bob]DCM will kill the gaskets, seals, and metal in pumps, ...
31-5-2018 at 08:32
by: alking
Lowes pulls paint stripper from shelves! How to make DCM
Why not just buy it online?
30-5-2018 at 17:52
by: alking
Is there a solvent I can use to wash my vacuum pump oil reservoir?
I've cleaned mine with DCM before and then let it sit outside in the sun to evaporate. I'd imagine e ...
30-5-2018 at 17:48
by: alking
Are there chinese hotplates & heating mantles as good as others but significantly cheaper?
[rquote=519046&tid=83116&author=fusso][rquote=519041&tid=83116&author=diddi]a friend ...
24-5-2018 at 20:29
by: alking
Where can you purchase teflon sleeves/cuffs?
[rquote=517886&tid=82747&author=Deathunter88][rquote=517775&tid=82747&author=alking] ...
15-5-2018 at 09:45
by: alking
Looming DCM Ban (US)
[rquote=517778&tid=82715&author=Texium (zts16)]It's quite a bit more expensive to buy it onl ...
14-5-2018 at 09:56
by: alking
Where can you purchase teflon sleeves/cuffs?
I do use plumbers tape for vacuum filtration because there's no heat, no significant solvent interac ...
13-5-2018 at 11:45
by: alking
Where can you purchase teflon sleeves/cuffs?
I'd like about 8 if anyone wants to go in.
13-5-2018 at 09:13
by: alking
Round vs flat bottom evaporating dish
One thing that comes to mind is that it depends what you are evaporating. If you're collecting a liq ...
13-5-2018 at 08:41
by: alking
Buchner funnel: glass or ceramic?
I MUCH prefer my glass sintered funnel over my buchner, I cannot see ever getting another buchner ag ...
13-5-2018 at 08:36
by: alking
Where can you purchase teflon sleeves/cuffs?
I'm looking for some 24/29 teflon sleeves. I see them pop up on ebay from time to time, but they're ...
13-5-2018 at 08:26
by: alking
Looming DCM Ban (US)
[rquote=517579&tid=82715&author=AvBaeyer]If you read carefully, this is a ban on methylene c ...
13-5-2018 at 08:24
by: alking
Advice with Hydroxyvanillin?
[rquote=515557&tid=82211&author=myristicinaldehyde] I did not use DMSO (which probably would ...
30-4-2018 at 13:50
by: alking
Ether synthesis safety
I used a 1L flask, probably could have used a 500ml though. I played with increasing the drip rate b ...
15-4-2018 at 16:55
by: alking
Ether synthesis safety
I successfully carried out the task yesterday, but I still need to do the workup to wash/dry it. I c ...
15-4-2018 at 05:49
by: alking
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