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Nitration with electrolysis

bonemachine - 11-11-2002 at 10:05

Anyone have tryed this?

madscientist - 11-11-2002 at 13:43

We might as well be asking how to make stuff with chemicals. Your question needs to be much more specific.

bonemachine - 12-11-2002 at 08:47

For example could some soluble in water fuels to be nitrated with electrolisis? Like carbonhydrates.

madscientist - 12-11-2002 at 14:33

"Nitrated with electrolysis" That is far too vague for me to be able to go anywhere with it.

Haggis - 8-12-2002 at 11:48

This is just a random though and I don't know of any evidence to back this, but maybe it'll get you started. On the anode is a nitrate and the cathode has what you would like to nitrate. Would it be possible for the nitrate to decompose and transfer the NO3 to the cathode? Since nitrates are soluble in water, would it have to be something such as isopropyl alcohol?

madscientist - 8-12-2002 at 21:35

Perhaps a solution of sodium methoxide and sodium nitrate could be electrolyzed, yielding some methyl peroxynitrate.

Marvin - 17-12-2002 at 04:01

Electrolysis will produce nitrate radicals which will react with certain organics, eg olefins at the anode.

nitration by electrolysis

hissingnoise - 26-12-2002 at 15:33

Hi, folks!
davis's excellent text mentions an electrolytic method for oxinite, an explosive based on ngl.
it uses platinum foil as anode and ca.no3 and hno3 as reagents.
there must be something better; i'm looking, i'm looking.

Anolyte electrolysis

bonemachine - 20-8-2003 at 07:07

Can someone tell me in what will KNO3 decompose if it will be electrolysed in an anolyte cell? (without the presence of the hydroxide)