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Is it possible to perform O-methylations in acetonitrile
It should be fine, I think it's just unpopular because the bp of acetonitrile is kind of low.

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11-7-2020 at 09:19
by: clearly_not_atara
Societal collapse: What do you think would be most needed?
Seems like you'd still need the Haber process... and if you couldn't build a Haber reactor the easie ...
10-7-2020 at 08:48
by: clearly_not_atara
a new sustainable polymer?
It doesn't appear that there are any reports using dichromate on isosorbide and Bromolone probably h ...
8-7-2020 at 10:15
by: clearly_not_atara
Best general purpose "OTC"-explosive not requiring detonators?
What you're looking for is basically a chemical that is more sensitive to heat than shock. You're mo ...
7-7-2020 at 11:24
by: clearly_not_atara
Anhydrous Aluminum Chloride prepration
Another approach would be to dissolve CuCl in acetonitrile... obviously you get half the molar yield ...
7-7-2020 at 09:54
by: clearly_not_atara
Anhydrous Aluminum Chloride prepration
So apparently CuCl2 produces too much heat when you use it? We switched to ZnCl2 for this reason?

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7-7-2020 at 07:46
by: clearly_not_atara
Precursors to um… something. Suggestions invited.
You may be able to make 2-methylbenzoxazole by the following sequence of reactions:

ethoxyethyl a ...
4-7-2020 at 08:54
by: clearly_not_atara
Acetic anhydride preparation
[b]Refinery:[/b] You are obviously more interested in defending your previously stated opinions than ...
3-7-2020 at 08:23
by: clearly_not_atara
a new sustainable polymer?
I was reading this review about polyacetals:

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2019/py/ ...
3-7-2020 at 07:57
by: clearly_not_atara
Guanidine
Found one:

https://patents.google.com/patent/US2464247A/en

[i]A mixture of 300 g. of urea and ...
26-6-2020 at 08:33
by: clearly_not_atara
Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
But "being a liquid instead of a gas" is the whole reason we use oxalyl chloride instead of phosgene ...
24-6-2020 at 17:32
by: clearly_not_atara
Acetic anhydride preparation
The idea of building a ketene generator with "minor lead-in costs" strikes me as a suicide mission. ...
24-6-2020 at 16:59
by: clearly_not_atara
Acetic anhydride preparation
[rquote=638561&tid=9&author=Waffles SS]
Or Isopropenyl acetate or Vinyl acetate method (i t ...
23-6-2020 at 20:44
by: clearly_not_atara
Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
[rquote=639048&tid=82462&author=mackolol]hoping that glyoxal will be formed in situ from eth ...
23-6-2020 at 17:29
by: clearly_not_atara
Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
2018 atara: lots of complicated ideas

2020 atara: fuck it just hit glyoxal with some chlorine and ...
23-6-2020 at 12:54
by: clearly_not_atara
Electrolytic sulphur
"Conductive sulfur" is inevitably on some kind of support, usually nanostructured carbon. These cath ...
14-6-2020 at 21:52
by: clearly_not_atara
Sodium cyanide dissolved in water... anyone with experience??
[rquote=638077&tid=155560&author=German]Even with lots of DMAP and pyridine I can't keep the ...
11-6-2020 at 10:11
by: clearly_not_atara
Simplest "power solvent" synthesis?
Dioxane is probably less carcinogenic than chloroform, if that's your point of comparison. Both can ...
7-6-2020 at 15:31
by: clearly_not_atara
Synthesis of benzonitrile by P2O5 dehydration of benzamide - another perplexing failure
As P2O5 is hydrated, it converts to metaphosphoric acid, which forms hydrogen bonds and possibly eve ...
1-6-2020 at 20:57
by: clearly_not_atara
Anti bike theft agent
The problem with this idea is that there are legitimate situations in which it would be appropriate ...
29-5-2020 at 07:01
by: clearly_not_atara
Most toxic compound OTC?
Without additional chemical modification, I think the answer is probably the americium-241 used in s ...
23-5-2020 at 13:58
by: clearly_not_atara
Question - C and MnO2 separation
Kind of a weird guess but maybe piranha solution would work? As long as it doesn't get reduced to Mn ...
19-5-2020 at 17:22
by: clearly_not_atara
Alternatives to Friedl-Crafts reaction
I'm pretty sure OP said "benzyl" ketones not "aryl" ketones so I'm not sure all these acylations are ...
18-5-2020 at 09:22
by: clearly_not_atara
Device that heats at around 40 degrees C?
I know it's not a real answer but when I saw the thread title my first thought was "a cat"

IIRC t ...
17-5-2020 at 22:31
by: clearly_not_atara
Alternatives to Friedl-Crafts reaction
Aryl bromides can be zincated in acetonitrile with cobalt bromide as catalyst. This is a bit nicer t ...
16-5-2020 at 17:23
by: clearly_not_atara
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