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Copper Compound Collection
I've tried to prepare KCuCl[sub]3[/sub] by a different method; according to Atherton Seidell's 1919 ...
16-1-2015 at 12:36
by: bbartlog
Isolation of Formic Acid - Questions
I think he's questioning the assumption of neat quantitative oxidation of the methanol to formic aci ...
19-11-2014 at 08:08
by: bbartlog
Isolation of Formic Acid - Questions
I don't think you need to worry about CO, but do note that any excess methanol present may form an ...
18-11-2014 at 15:06
by: bbartlog
Sulphuric acid
Sulfuric acid has a monohydrate (corresponding to 84.5% concentration) which apparently has a fairly ...
14-11-2014 at 07:38
by: bbartlog
Sulphuric acid
MSM seems unlikely to me to be a good source material for anyone who wants well-defined products. To ...
12-11-2014 at 06:40
by: bbartlog
Drunken Aga Challenge #1 - Finished
Would http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roussin%27s_black_salt qualify as a pure solid salt of Fe(NO)< ...
12-11-2014 at 06:12
by: bbartlog
Can other carboxylic acids be reduced by Mg?
Some of you might recall that a discussion regarding the synthesis of glyoxylic acid ended up with s ...
30-10-2014 at 21:27
by: bbartlog
questions about my chloroform
I've gotten some quite unpleasant whiffs of what I guess was minute quantities of phosgene (plus HOC ...
30-10-2014 at 21:20
by: bbartlog
Safety precautions when working with LAH (First time)
Two other bits of advice, assuming you decide to go ahead with this:

1) Have a fire extinguisher ...
23-10-2014 at 07:34
by: bbartlog
MEK?
Might have just undergone some self-condensation too. It's been on the shelf for a couple of years.
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19-10-2014 at 18:18
by: bbartlog
Purity of commercial MEK
Earlier today I purified some hardware store MEK via distillation (this was 'Klean Strip' brand). It ...
18-10-2014 at 20:56
by: bbartlog
Chlorobutanol synthesis
I've been thinking about pursuing an analogous synthesis, using 2-butanone (methyl ethyl ketone, MEK ...
18-10-2014 at 14:34
by: bbartlog
cinnamic acid
[rquote=353624&tid=12746&author=ChemistryGhost]Can cinnamic acid be obtained from cinnamalde ...
13-10-2014 at 20:00
by: bbartlog
Chlorine gas neutralization
Ammonia does a fair job of neutralizing chlorine fumes.
5-10-2014 at 20:57
by: bbartlog
What is this device?
Probably a standardized electromagnetic radiation source based on the V/r and the fact that Baldwin ...
2-10-2014 at 11:29
by: bbartlog
Anhydrous Aluminum Chloride prepration
Some short notes on an unsuccessful attempt to prepare anhydrous AlCl[sub]3[/sub], which might save ...
1-10-2014 at 19:56
by: bbartlog
Anhydrous Aluminum Chloride prepration
[rquote=334090&tid=14224&author=Brain&Force]Aluminum reacts with HCl on contact[/rquote] ...
1-10-2014 at 19:22
by: bbartlog
the hunt for the reducing agent
What procedure are you trying to execute? There are no reducing agents in the chemicals you list, on ...
27-9-2014 at 07:05
by: bbartlog
Lead acetate making an acetate of me
I would expect tin acetate to also form (and it is soluble). In general, separating tin and lead is ...
26-9-2014 at 09:33
by: bbartlog
the hunt for the reducing agent
HCl is acidic enough to cause miscellaneous side reactions in a way that acetic acid does not. Also ...
26-9-2014 at 06:40
by: bbartlog
Unconventional Cyanohydrin Synthesis
Interesting. I hadn't heard of that. Looks sort of limited in scope though.
25-9-2014 at 07:34
by: bbartlog
Pyrophoric Iron
According to Hurd, pyrolysis of ferrous oxalate yields roughly equal quantities of the oxide and the ...
24-9-2014 at 18:10
by: bbartlog
Unconventional Cyanohydrin Synthesis
I think you are confused about which carbon is getting attacked, or else you have your nitriles and ...
24-9-2014 at 12:25
by: bbartlog
Pyrophoric Iron

To my understanding, 25┬Ám is still too large to be pyrophoric. That's still far larger (by about ...
24-9-2014 at 12:02
by: bbartlog
What did I just make...?
Would help to have some amounts beyond just the initial '3g or so of sodium hydroxide'. Supposedly t ...
23-9-2014 at 06:01
by: bbartlog
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