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Is it too much to ask to wear a mask?
[rquote=644657&tid=156164&author=unionised]I don't think highly of the authorities and am pl ...
16-9-2020 at 11:09
by: clearly_not_atara
Acetaldehyde synthesis
In reality producing acetaldehyde isn't all that hard. What is hard is producing acetaldehyde in sig ...
16-9-2020 at 06:21
by: clearly_not_atara
Sulfuric acid distillation: heating routes?
If you heated the oil bath to 220 C and it was smoking, are you sure you left it hot long enough? So ...
14-9-2020 at 19:46
by: clearly_not_atara
Life on Venus?!
https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/hints-life-venus

One thought I had was that maybe phosphine ...
14-9-2020 at 15:03
by: clearly_not_atara
The Short Questions Thread (4)
[rquote=643440&tid=25055&author=S.C. Wack]The only time anyone does it (edit: should do it) ...
11-9-2020 at 04:39
by: clearly_not_atara
Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
It turns out to be possible to make acetylenediol diisopropyl ether from glyoxal and isopropanol:

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10-9-2020 at 20:39
by: clearly_not_atara
Why doesn't anyone use glove boxes for things like fluorine?
Hypofluorous acid in acetonitrile, prepared in situ from gaseous F2, is a surprisingly versatile rea ...
10-9-2020 at 16:44
by: clearly_not_atara
Collection of bromine preps
Can solid bromine be crystallized out of water by reducing the freezing point with e.g. NaH2PO4?
10-9-2020 at 14:52
by: clearly_not_atara
Why doesn't anyone use glove boxes for things like fluorine?
Gloveboxes aren't so good at fire and explosions, but fluorine can produce both under the right circ ...
9-9-2020 at 19:49
by: clearly_not_atara
Blanc chloromethylation employing iodine
[quote]Not even the site moderators themselves try to enforce rules as strict as @Clearly not Atara ...
8-9-2020 at 16:45
by: clearly_not_atara
Blanc chloromethylation employing iodine
[rquote=644320&tid=156134&author=njl]this is the kind of thread that could easily go that di ...
7-9-2020 at 11:36
by: clearly_not_atara
Blanc chloromethylation employing iodine
The aldehyde makes methylation more difficult. Methyl iodide is quite strong enough as long as an ap ...
7-9-2020 at 09:25
by: clearly_not_atara
Blanc chloromethylation employing iodine
I would suggest dimethyl oxalate if you would prefer to save your iodide. It can be prepared from th ...
5-9-2020 at 15:26
by: clearly_not_atara
Small scale production of H2SO4 in the amateur lab
If I were to guess, this is made possible because the ionic reactions are like this:

PbCl2 (Ksp 1 ...
4-9-2020 at 19:33
by: clearly_not_atara
Preparation of Iodomethane
I think the phosphoric acid is the desiccant. Using an excess of phosphoric acid makes sense -- you ...
4-9-2020 at 06:09
by: clearly_not_atara
The Synthesis of Benzoyl Chloride via The Sulfur Catalyzed Chlorination of Benzaldehyde
[rquote=644067&tid=156115&author=Johnny Windchimes][rquote=644065&tid=156115&author= ...
2-9-2020 at 12:02
by: clearly_not_atara
The Synthesis of Benzoyl Chloride via The Sulfur Catalyzed Chlorination of Benzaldehyde
Well, the good news is you didn't make phosgene. You had already distilled off the DCM when the expl ...
1-9-2020 at 15:47
by: clearly_not_atara
Ideas for iron powder
[rquote=643644&tid=156085&author=macckone]Iron is supposed to be able to reduce chloroform t ...
1-9-2020 at 10:09
by: clearly_not_atara
Reduction of nitroalkenes to nitroalkanes
A long long time ago, in a forum far away, chemists lived in a paradise of cheap palladium. Catalyti ...
1-9-2020 at 05:36
by: clearly_not_atara
The Synthesis of Benzoyl Chloride via The Sulfur Catalyzed Chlorination of Benzaldehyde
[rquote=644028&tid=156115&author=S.C. Wack]Have you tried it without S2Cl2 or UV?[/rquote]
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1-9-2020 at 05:22
by: clearly_not_atara
Oxidation of styrene to phenylacetaldehyde
Does it smell burnt, stinging, smoky? Could be an aldol product, they often smell that way.

Unfor ...
29-8-2020 at 12:20
by: clearly_not_atara
Biodiesel improvements
The reason that biodiesels are used as additives rather than fuels isn't quality. It's quantity. Bio ...
24-8-2020 at 13:49
by: clearly_not_atara
Ideas for iron powder
The reduction of internal nitroalkenes to ketones with iron powder and hydrochloric acid is well-kno ...
24-8-2020 at 13:34
by: clearly_not_atara
Small scale production of H2SO4 in the amateur lab
By far the simplest method I have heard of is to use the disproportionation of potassium bisulfate i ...
17-8-2020 at 06:57
by: clearly_not_atara
Alternative reducing agent to LAH Lithium aluminum hydride
Red-Al solution sells for cheaper by weight than NaBH4 powder, but when you calculate the cost per m ...
13-8-2020 at 05:40
by: clearly_not_atara
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