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What can N2O (nitrous oxide, dinitrogen monoxide) be used for?
N2O is awesome for baking deserts.

Our favourite (potentially a future video) is to make a genois ...
6-4-2016 at 07:21
by: chemplayer..
Benzonitrile in different ways
Just for information. We once tried heating sulfamic acid (2 mole equiv), benzoic acid (1 mole equiv ...
4-4-2016 at 19:31
by: chemplayer..
Help! Frozen joint. I think due to NaOH crystals.
Heat the ground glass joint directly but gently using a gas flame. Every so often twist the joint fi ...
20-3-2016 at 08:25
by: chemplayer..
Vanillin to Piperonal
Definitely not pros! But we haven't tried that method no ; nitrobenzene in large quantities (as a so ...
17-3-2016 at 06:20
by: chemplayer..
Vanillin to Piperonal
Yes, heating vanillin with KOH in the molten state gives protocatechuic acid (demethylated, but conv ...
16-3-2016 at 21:29
by: chemplayer..
Piece of science
Brilliant photos and great lighting. Well done; it's a very nice site.
16-3-2016 at 15:21
by: chemplayer..
Vanillin to Piperonal
Having done lots of experiments with vanillin, I can tell you that the ring is extremely reactive as ...
16-3-2016 at 15:19
by: chemplayer..
safe storage of PCl5
We've got experience with PCl3 and acetyl / propionyl chloride. They are a pain in the ass to store! ...
16-3-2016 at 03:46
by: chemplayer..
prepchem
Correct - the code when executed reads the entire website, finds all the preparations (1241 when we ...
16-3-2016 at 03:36
by: chemplayer..
chemigrams? Term for pretty filter-paper based chemistry?
Very topical. We just did a Cezanne repro using copper (I) oxide and nitric acid (to oxidise to sky ...
13-3-2016 at 17:56
by: chemplayer..
prepchem
// "GimmeMyPreps" java class, written and tested in March 2016 by ChemPlayer. Just for fun. (c) No o ...
11-3-2016 at 03:44
by: chemplayer..
Glycine diazotisation in HCl - blue nitroso product?
Thank you for that, and you're right, looking back we didn't follow the original procedure right in ...
11-3-2016 at 00:37
by: chemplayer..
prepchem
Even simpler on Firefox, when you get the 'register' popup, simply go to the Firefox menu "View -> ...
10-3-2016 at 16:52
by: chemplayer..
Glycine diazotisation in HCl - blue nitroso product?
At the recommendation of a very helpful ScienceMadness member we tried out the process outlined in W ...
10-3-2016 at 00:56
by: chemplayer..
prepchem
The popups on that site are annoying, especially as the site originally was 'open' and didn't requir ...
9-3-2016 at 21:32
by: chemplayer..
I'm making a Youtube Channel, What would be good?
Sounds really great - be sure to post a link when it's up!
8-3-2016 at 02:58
by: chemplayer..
I'm making a Youtube Channel, What would be good?
A few more tips (that we learned the hard way) for shooting science videos:

1. Lighting is absolu ...
7-3-2016 at 18:37
by: chemplayer..
Acetic anhydride preparation
Yes the hydroxymandelic acid looks to be a failure. We tried again and got the same result. The prep ...
7-3-2016 at 00:08
by: chemplayer..
Acetic anhydride preparation
Yeah definitely not recommended as a preparatory technique. The interesting thing is the colourless ...
6-3-2016 at 21:21
by: chemplayer..
Acetic anhydride preparation
Peracetic acid? What's the water miscibility and boiling point (assuming it exists as a pure substan ...
6-3-2016 at 08:04
by: chemplayer..
Acetic anhydride preparation
We'll post this as it might be interesting; there has been some speculation in the past on this but ...
6-3-2016 at 02:30
by: chemplayer..
chem.pieceofscience.com - editor wanted
Very nice photos! Are these your own, or stock photos from another source?

Quick question - there ...
5-3-2016 at 21:51
by: chemplayer..
Reduction of Methyl 3-Nitrobenzoate to Methyl 3-Amino Benzoate
Would be worth trying with copper (II). Adding copper sulfate solution to the filtrate after doing a ...
4-3-2016 at 21:01
by: chemplayer..
Reduction of Methyl 3-Nitrobenzoate to Methyl 3-Amino Benzoate
We did a trial of interesting nitro-reduction methods in a video a while back. The one which worked ...
4-3-2016 at 17:44
by: chemplayer..
I'm making a Youtube Channel, What would be good?
The best advice we can offer (speaking from some experience) is that virtually any topic can be made ...
4-3-2016 at 08:07
by: chemplayer..
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