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Competition: Idoform (or iodoform even)
Is it possible that the issue is that you misspelled i[color=red][u]o[/u][/color]doform as "idoform" ...
21-5-2018 at 13:21
by: clearly_not_atara
Interesting Chloroform Preparation from Citric Acid
Bromine water decarboxylates alpha-hydroxy acids by forming the corresponding hypobromite which unde ...
21-5-2018 at 10:43
by: clearly_not_atara
The Short Questions Thread (4)
There is no inversion when an alcohol reacts with tosyl chloride because the oxygen atom doesn't mov ...
19-5-2018 at 20:08
by: clearly_not_atara
Modified Wolff-Kishner
tl;dr: [b]no[/b], but you're not screwed.

Step 2 in your attached picture says "H2/Pt" after usin ...
18-5-2018 at 15:57
by: clearly_not_atara
Removal of Na2SO4 from Mg(OH)2
You might want to look up Sorel cements. MgO and MgSO4 form an insoluble double salt. Separation is ...
18-5-2018 at 15:00
by: clearly_not_atara
Observations on forum "atmosphere" and negativity - a rant
Just add a poll to your synthesis. Everyone will vote "this synthesis is awesome" or, if you add the ...
16-5-2018 at 22:50
by: clearly_not_atara
HCl Preparation with no other strong acid
[rquote=154558&tid=12318&author=Formatik]If you're after HCl, how about using no acidic comp ...
16-5-2018 at 10:19
by: clearly_not_atara
The Short Questions Thread (4)
At least two youtube videos say yes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjcShe-YrR8 (warning: bad mu ...
14-5-2018 at 23:54
by: clearly_not_atara
Photocatalyst Supports Carbon Dioxide-to-Methanol Conversion at Atmospheric Pressure
It's more interesting for the alternative fuel people, right? Methanol is one easy step from dimethy ...
3-5-2018 at 16:17
by: clearly_not_atara
Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
Maybe you can go via glyoxylic chloride, and chlorinate this to get the product? Glyoxylic acid is n ...
3-5-2018 at 13:41
by: clearly_not_atara
Where, geographically speaking, do you do most of your chemistry experiments? 
The definitions of European regions are unclear. Where is the Netherlands, for example? Is Italy "we ...
2-5-2018 at 14:52
by: clearly_not_atara
Transdermal lysergamides?
TBH if this were actually a purely pharmacological inquiry, it would be better posted on a different ...
2-5-2018 at 14:50
by: clearly_not_atara
Ferricyanide reduction to Ferrocyanide?
According to Wiki the standard electrode potential of ferricyanide -> ferrocyanide is +0.36V, so ...
1-5-2018 at 12:16
by: clearly_not_atara
ozonolysis alkene->aldehyde, used in industry?
One issue with ozone is that [color=Brown]ozonolysis generally does not consume all of the ozone in ...
30-4-2018 at 12:41
by: clearly_not_atara
Materials impervious to hot phosphoric and metaphosphoric acids
Aluminium's compatibility with phosphoric acid is rated as "C-Fair". Sounds good to me. Will probabl ...
22-4-2018 at 17:34
by: clearly_not_atara
Grignard vs. organolithium
Organolithium reagents are more air-sensitive. Keeping the whole thing on dry ice prevents deflagrat ...
19-4-2018 at 11:38
by: clearly_not_atara
Easiest Way to Make Calcium Acetate
CaCl2, Ca(OAc)2, and NaOAc dissolve in ethanol. NaCl does not. That makes for an easy synthesis if y ...
16-4-2018 at 17:41
by: clearly_not_atara
obtaining isopropenyl acetate?
I had always wondered if you could make this by some sort of elimination on propylene glycol diaceta ...
16-4-2018 at 16:00
by: clearly_not_atara
Modified Patent Route to Oxalyl Chloride
I would imagine transesterification of some lower alkyl oxalate should work fine. At a high enough t ...
10-4-2018 at 07:15
by: clearly_not_atara
amino acid + O² = a-nitro acid + formaldehyde - CO² = nitroalkene
Amine to nitro conversion is stupidly difficult. Dimethyldioxirane is the only reagent that gets goo ...
9-4-2018 at 14:24
by: clearly_not_atara
Modified Patent Route to Oxalyl Chloride
[rquote=513613&tid=8291&author=mackolol]What about making it by Example III described in thi ...
9-4-2018 at 14:17
by: clearly_not_atara
Someone is wrong (about organic chemistry) on the Internet!
I did some searching and found no mention of any benzylamines binding TAAR1, although one paper ment ...
6-4-2018 at 16:17
by: clearly_not_atara
Lithium as Sodium Replacement?
Lithium is probably cheaper because it's easier to handle. At such small quantities, you probably pa ...
5-4-2018 at 12:15
by: clearly_not_atara
French press vs Percolated coffee
Alton Brown did an episode of Good Eats about espresso where he elaborates on the importance of grin ...
4-4-2018 at 11:09
by: clearly_not_atara
French press vs Percolated coffee
For finely ground beans you want to use a percolator. French press / pour over coffee makers work be ...
4-4-2018 at 09:49
by: clearly_not_atara
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