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Issues with Soxhlet set up
Peyote cacti have been in high demand, for generations in the US.

Once upon a time, they grew la ...
16-1-2018 at 16:06
by: zed
Synthetic Quartz Crystals - Alternate methods?
Raw feedstocks?

Seems to me, the feedstock of choice in the old days, was chunks of dirt-cheap Br ...
13-1-2018 at 14:07
by: zed
Fire & Explosion risk vs. scale
Experience is good, but it doesn't totally vaccinate against making a dumb mistake.

So many varia ...
11-1-2018 at 15:46
by: zed
Synthesis of 2-Nitropropane-1-ol
Ummm. Might be a handy precursor to Alanol.

The alternative, reducing the ester of the aminoaci ...
10-1-2018 at 17:07
by: zed
DMT synthesis from indole and DMAE
Aww. This kinda stuff has mostly been tried.

The bromo material you suggest, figures to be not f ...
10-1-2018 at 13:49
by: zed
Can butane melt silver?
What? You don't want to be electrocuted?

Perhaps you have a point.

Once upon a time, jewelers ...
9-1-2018 at 18:56
by: zed
Drying IPA
Depends on what you consider dry. If that isopropylalcohol needs to be really really dry, treatment ...
9-1-2018 at 14:39
by: zed
Can butane melt silver?
Now, if you have an old microwave oven or two, and a lantern battery, you might want to try this. h ...
9-1-2018 at 14:21
by: zed
Hydrogenation of isopropanol
Nope, the substrate is reduced by isopropylalcohol.

http://www.organic-chemistry.org/namedreactio ...
9-1-2018 at 13:54
by: zed
DMT synthesis from indole and DMAE
There are better approaches. Read.
9-1-2018 at 13:42
by: zed
Can butane melt silver?
Yup. The butane or propane, you are using, is about as good as anything. Just need a better deliv ...
8-1-2018 at 16:47
by: zed
Phosphorous pentoxide from phosphate?
P2O5 may occasionally be purchased. It is not legally restricted.

Might not be possible to desic ...
8-1-2018 at 16:37
by: zed
Hydrogenation of isopropanol
Reducing Isopropyl Alcohol, is pretty difficult under normal conditions.

Makes a pretty good redu ...
8-1-2018 at 16:28
by: zed
Found an old Aldrich catalog.
Oh, I have a more recent one. Prices still weren't horrible. Just had to buy larger lots.

In th ...
8-1-2018 at 16:18
by: zed
Need help with Urea-formaldehyde resins
I found some references for Urea-Acetaldehyde resins, but they do seem to utilize some formaldehyde. ...
8-1-2018 at 16:08
by: zed
Substitute for piperidine in this reaction
Piperidine might be a tough "get" nowadays.

Easy to make pyridine. Might not be hard to reduce. ...
7-1-2018 at 13:58
by: zed
Schiffs base / imine with an amine salt?
Yup. Amine salts of strong acids, are usually neutralized before attempting to react with ketones o ...
7-1-2018 at 13:05
by: zed
A wee little drying experiment.
Yup. Never see 'em cheap. Just a big piece of glass, as far as I know.
7-1-2018 at 12:58
by: zed
Sea Snake Cave
Call me squeamish, but I don't believe I would enjoy swimmin' around underwater in the close company ...
4-1-2018 at 14:29
by: zed
Ti-(and DABCO) doped alanes as possible catalytic hydrogenation catalysts? (Aka AlH3 from Al and H2 in situ at low pressure)
Ummm. I'm going to read further. But, the easy generation of Alane, by hydrogenation of activated ...
4-1-2018 at 13:57
by: zed
Schiffs base / imine with an amine salt?
Free base is traditional.
3-1-2018 at 14:32
by: zed
Sea Snake Cave
Ah, Kraits. Not generally aggressive.

And, that's a good thing. If you manage to get tangled up ...
31-12-2017 at 15:59
by: zed
250 RBF broken
Ummm. I have cracked or broken glassware, very seldom.

Alas, I am mostly accustomed to American ...
31-12-2017 at 15:51
by: zed
250 RBF broken
Hot plate? Flat bottom flasks work best. Used to be more common.
26-12-2017 at 19:22
by: zed
Mixing hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid - is it dangerous?
Not entirely sure about acetic acid alone, eating your steel lid. There is a complex relationship b ...
26-12-2017 at 19:08
by: zed
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