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Birch reduction of tribenzylaluminium?
:p

I suppose we shouldn't find that all too surprising.

I have always kind of wondered, though ...
28-5-2017 at 19:50
by: clearly_not_atara
how do you make Red Al
We have a thread on making R2AlH by elimination of alkenes from R2AlEt, R2AlPr or R2AliBu, where Pr= ...
28-5-2017 at 15:34
by: clearly_not_atara
Birch reduction of tribenzylaluminium?
I think it's best to avoid making any triethylaluminium, but it looks like you'll get good results f ...
27-5-2017 at 13:29
by: clearly_not_atara
is it time to refuse EU and UK help with EN?
It is not practical to control the dissemination of knowledge on the preparation of explosives.

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26-5-2017 at 20:27
by: clearly_not_atara
Gallium amalgams II: Zn-Ga and the Al-Zn-Ga "metatectic"
I'm aware of the use of indium, but the ability to achieve similar results with zinc was new to me. ...
26-5-2017 at 18:34
by: clearly_not_atara
Gallium amalgams II: Zn-Ga and the Al-Zn-Ga "metatectic"
Al-Ga eutectic has a composition of 99.1% Ga and 0.9% Al, with a melting point of about 28 C. Making ...
26-5-2017 at 15:40
by: clearly_not_atara
Copper plating cast iron skillet
[rquote=483783&tid=74204&author=Sulaiman]Thirded,

copper and iron would be prone to elect ...
25-5-2017 at 14:12
by: clearly_not_atara
Birch reduction of tribenzylaluminium?
[quote]I'm afraid the first thing that happens might be the ethyl group grabs a proton from the alco ...
24-5-2017 at 17:08
by: clearly_not_atara
Birch reduction of tribenzylaluminium?
I share your concern regarding the target of e- in the Birch reduction. I suspect tribenzylaluminium ...
24-5-2017 at 11:26
by: clearly_not_atara
Make Potassium (from versuchschemie.de)
[rquote=483828&tid=14970&author=AJKOER][incomprehensible][/rquote]
Are you suggesting that ...
23-5-2017 at 00:58
by: clearly_not_atara
OTC Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
I suspect that TiCl4 would react by the same or similar mechanism as SiCl4; particularly, that a sec ...
23-5-2017 at 00:46
by: clearly_not_atara
Hunsdiecker reaction prevent bromination + bromine to methyl?
This is not a wise choice of intermediate. The product will likely convert to 2H-indoline, and the f ...
22-5-2017 at 23:18
by: clearly_not_atara
OTC Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
Yeah, the problem with most chlorinating agents here is that the anhydride of oxalic acid, if produc ...
22-5-2017 at 14:48
by: clearly_not_atara
OTC Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
KMnO4 cleaves most diols. Won't it also cleave ethylene glycol? CrO3 et al seem better.

It might ...
21-5-2017 at 22:41
by: clearly_not_atara
Solvents from the destructive distillation of sugar?
Apparently Birch reduction of 2-furoic acid gives the 2,5-dihydrofuran. This can be further reduced ...
21-5-2017 at 15:58
by: clearly_not_atara
Birch reduction of tribenzylaluminium?
Just wondering what this would produce. The natural assumption is dibenzylcyclohexadienylmethylalumi ...
21-5-2017 at 12:12
by: clearly_not_atara
H2SO4 by the Lead Chamber Process - success
I no longer think that will work.

However I'm still sort of interested in ways to reduce/absorb ...
20-5-2017 at 16:44
by: clearly_not_atara
OTC Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
I suggest using SCl4.

This species is generated by the reaction of sulfur with two equivalents of ...
20-5-2017 at 16:05
by: clearly_not_atara
Acetic anhydride preparation
If you want to do that, consider gassing the AcOH/(RO)2O with HCl to distill out AcCl. This can be r ...
20-5-2017 at 00:57
by: clearly_not_atara
Sulfuric acid from Ozone generator and Sulfur.
Honestly if I see anyone posting about using ozone while being afraid of NOx... let's just say a cer ...
19-5-2017 at 12:42
by: clearly_not_atara
Glacial Acetic Acid synthesis wo sulfuric
Sodium bisulfate and potassium bisulfate have a eutectic around 140 C. I'd try making that (liquid) ...
18-5-2017 at 16:18
by: clearly_not_atara
Glacial Acetic Acid synthesis wo sulfuric
[rquote=483451&tid=13135&author=Melgar][rquote=167463&tid=13135&author=Nicodem]I'm p ...
18-5-2017 at 02:11
by: clearly_not_atara
Schmidt reaction - advice on solvents
I wonder if trifluoroacetyl bromide can be made from trifluoroacetic acid and acetonitrile with HBr: ...
15-5-2017 at 12:16
by: clearly_not_atara
homemade soap with potassium alkanoyl 1-lactylates?
Looks like I'm not the first to thunk of this; Metacelsus's concern is in here but I'm in a hurry... ...
15-5-2017 at 10:28
by: clearly_not_atara
Nitric Acid and Silver Nitrate
"Is it possible to dissolve silver without HNO3?"

It's easier than you ever thought possible:

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15-5-2017 at 00:20
by: clearly_not_atara
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