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Sulaiman - 13-10-2015 at 00:06

http://darrantchemicals.co.uk/index.php

acids, bases, solvents etc. VERY cheap
(use code DAR2345 on checkout for an extra 10% discount)

sussyn - 10-11-2015 at 11:09

Sodium bromide seems to have vanished from the pool supplies around here; did I miss something?

unfrozen - 11-2-2016 at 18:18

Quote: Originally posted by sussyn  
Sodium bromide seems to have vanished from the pool supplies around here; did I miss something?

Maybe it depends on where "around here" is. It looks like there is some for $7 per pound at Menards:
http://www.menards.com/main/health-wellness/pools-spas-sauna...

j_sum1 - 11-2-2016 at 19:08

Quote: Originally posted by unfrozen  
Quote: Originally posted by sussyn  
Sodium bromide seems to have vanished from the pool supplies around here; did I miss something?

Maybe it depends on where "around here" is. It looks like there is some for $7 per pound at Menards:
http://www.menards.com/main/health-wellness/pools-spas-sauna...

Part of the reason is that DBDMH is so good at its job. If you look at the mechanism by which it operates, it is quite clever.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBDMH
It combines oxidative sanitation with stability and longevity of action.

The fact that it is more difficult to produce free Br2 (accidentally or deliberately) has also pushed the market forces in that direction.

[edit]
I should cut and paste the correct link.

[Edited on 12-2-2016 by j_sum1]

Loptr - 12-2-2016 at 01:36

Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  
Quote: Originally posted by unfrozen  
Quote: Originally posted by sussyn  
Sodium bromide seems to have vanished from the pool supplies around here; did I miss something?

Maybe it depends on where "around here" is. It looks like there is some for $7 per pound at Menards:
http://www.menards.com/main/health-wellness/pools-spas-sauna...

Part of the reason is that DBDMH is so good at its job. If you look at the mechanism by which it operates, it is quite clever.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBDMH
It combines oxidative sanitation with stability and longevity of action.

The fact that it is more difficult to produce free Br2 (accidentally or deliberately) has also pushed the market forces in that direction.

[edit]
I should cut and paste the correct link.

[Edited on 12-2-2016 by j_sum1]


What is the mechanism in a water free environment, such as glacial acetic acid? Is the usual radical bromination mechanism taking place here during the bromination of a carbonyl, where it proceeds through an enol or enolate? This would still result in the production of one equivalent of H-Br for every C-H -> C-Br substitution, correct?

Reason being is that I was told by someone that these hydantoins proceeds through a different mechanism, but they failed to enlighten me.

I would really appreciate a explanation.

j_sum1 - 12-2-2016 at 02:08

Sorry. I only know about their application in spa pools.
Good question though.

ElizabethGreene - 11-3-2016 at 10:13

The HyperDeath website is offline, but the chemical list lives on at the Internet Archive. https://web.archive.org/web/20150901002855/http://hyperdeath...

I have a pdf of the chemical list on my dropbox too. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3621645/Chemical%20List....

Daffodile - 11-3-2016 at 12:35

Who do I talk to if I want to add stuff to the list? For Canadians, there are OTC items not on the list (KNO3, various solvents/ acids, Zinc, Nickel, Manganese, Hydrogen Peroxide, Iodine, etc). I consider myself very good at getting OTC reagents, and it'd be fun to contribute to the list.

dhaffnersr - 30-3-2016 at 15:51

Hello "I am a fish!"

What an amazing piece of work you did putting that list together, I have noticed that a lot of my friends from the UK have a particular harder time procuring chemicals than here in the USA, it's amazing what one can buy even on Amazon.com. Myself, I use a lot of domestic chemicals (supermarkets,drugstores ect,.) which I can use as substitutions, ie,.like using the gas line anti-freeze HEET because it's just methanol, ect.,

Equally ironic though, is a lot of what we, here in the US can buy, can't be shipped out of the USA:(

Again, my hats off to ya my friend, what a great piece of work!

have a good one!

Dave H

Loptr - 30-3-2016 at 17:22

Quote: Originally posted by dhaffnersr  
Hello "I am a fish!"

What an amazing piece of work you did putting that list together, I have noticed that a lot of my friends from the UK have a particular harder time procuring chemicals than here in the USA, it's amazing what one can buy even on Amazon.com. Myself, I use a lot of domestic chemicals (supermarkets,drugstores ect,.) which I can use as substitutions, ie,.like using the gas line anti-freeze HEET because it's just methanol, ect.,

Equally ironic though, is a lot of what we, here in the US can buy, can't be shipped out of the USA:(

Again, my hats off to ya my friend, what a great piece of work!

have a good one!

Dave H


Pretty sure he's in jail. Isn't that one of Organikum's accounts?

dhaffnersr - 31-3-2016 at 01:06


Quote:

Pretty sure he's in jail. Isn't that one of Organikum's accounts?


Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that.

brubei - 1-4-2016 at 12:03

I already purshase some chems by the german seller S3chemicals on ebay.

Very cheap, he also have his own website.

Reagent Shop, a korean one have also plenty of products to but is very expensive.



[Edited on 1-4-2016 by brubei]

Melgar - 5-9-2016 at 20:53

Could we just add this list to the Science Madness Wiki, then unsticky this post (since the link is dead)?

Magpie - 7-1-2017 at 22:08

Quote: Originally posted by Loptr  


Pretty sure he's in jail. Isn't that one of Organikum's accounts?


I am a Fish is one of the original members of this forum who hasn't posted for some time. He was student in the U.K. Not related to Organikum.

yobbo II - 2-3-2017 at 12:45

http://www.allinall.ie/products-page55152.html

There may be a similar site in you neck of the woods.

Pugsley - 3-3-2017 at 22:12

After, reading the posts associated with the "Readily Available Chemical List" I get the feeling some of us are a bit sensitive... Any Chemist that is not likely going to poison their neighbors or themselves knows how to synthesis most chemicals they would need with a few exceptions.
My opinion is there is never a need or reason to belittle, disrespect, or mock another person. A lot of people want to be chemist and day dream of pulling of the latest recipe for the thrill of it but don't understand the terrible results of a run-away reaction, fire, explosion, poisoning, and deaths accosiated with the use of some chemicals.
True Chemists in my opinion are not the ones to be worrying about, they are not going to scrounge around looking for a few Kilos of chemical.
The Amatuer, Beginner is the one I worry about. They should be very careful and aware of the dangers of chemicals and reactions.
Environmental issues are another topic. Anyone that would leave a bottle, bucket or barrel of lab waste for another person to find or poison the local water way children play in. Doesn't deserve the privilege of chemistry.

Corrosive Joeseph - 4-3-2017 at 01:11

Quote: Originally posted by ElizabethGreene  
The HyperDeath website is offline, but the chemical list lives on at the Internet Archive. https://web.archive.org/web/20150901002855/http://hyperdeath...

I have a pdf of the chemical list on my dropbox too. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3621645/Chemical%20List....


Pdf is attached. Unfortunately, quite a few links in this thread are dead..............


/CJ

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[EDIT] - Orgy is 'fishinabottle' on another forum and has been mistaken for 'I am a fish' a few times here since the missing persons thread................

[Edited on 4-3-2017 by Corrosive Joeseph]

Pugsley

Sulaiman - 4-3-2017 at 04:32

"After, reading the posts associated with the "Readily Available Chemical List" I get the feeling some of us are a bit sensitive... Any Chemist that is not likely going to poison their neighbors or themselves knows how to synthesis most chemicals they would need with a few exceptions. "

(I want to see how you progress in amateur chemistry without the OTC sources)


"My opinion is there is never a need or reason to belittle, disrespect, or mock another person."

(but ...)

"A lot of people want to be chemist and day dream of pulling of the latest recipe for the thrill of it but don't understand the terrible results of a run-away reaction, fire, explosion, poisoning, and deaths accosiated with the use of some chemicals.

True Chemists in my opinion are not the ones to be worrying about, they are not going to scrounge around looking for a few Kilos of chemical.
The Amatuer, Beginner is the one I worry about. They should be very careful and aware of the dangers of chemicals and reactions.

Environmental issues are another topic. Anyone that would leave a bottle, bucket or barrel of lab waste for another person to find or poison the local water way children play in. Doesn't deserve the privilege of chemistry."

(maybe you should consider the pollution caused by professional chemists and the people that they work for as a more significant environmental threat ? )

I wait in anticipation to see your environmentally friendly amateur experiments that need no OTC chemicals,
presumably you can synthesize them out of your rear end
- where your thoughts come from ?

When joining a group it is traditional to politely introduce yourself
- welcome


[Edited on 4-3-2017 by Sulaiman]

yobbo II - 11-4-2017 at 15:52

http://pyrochemsource.com/

Has it been mentioned before?

Seems cheap

hexabio - 17-9-2017 at 10:11

I have been using one chemical supplier in the UK for most of my needs.
Realized they have just about everything except for low value liquid reagents.

I just need some simple reagents like pyridine and piperidine at high purity.

Can anyone advise me on a shop that deals with hobbyists and would have these reagents as well as others?

If anyone could PM me and tell me about their experience ordering in the UK that would be great, I came here from the USA 3 years ago and I am finding it very hard to find things I need on ebay, amazon, etc.

Can anyone help?
Thanks!

THF source

Crowfjord - 14-1-2018 at 09:56

I don't think this has been mentioned before. A source for good quality tetrahydrofuran is Techspray conformal coating remover. Straight out of the can it is dry enough for moderate success in Grignard reaction, but after opening should be dried before use. Newark has the best price I was able to find.

Magpie - 15-1-2018 at 10:37

Can THF be used generally in place of diethyl ether? Can it be used for Grignards?

Edit:

I read on wiki that it can indeed be used for Grignards but Et2O is still preferable. What I like about it is that it is OTC as this cleaner and has a bp of 66°C vs ether's 35°C.

I extract my ether from starting fluid by distillation which is a pain and risky as a fire hazard.

The only down-side that I saw was that it is soluble in water where ether is only slightly so.

But $37/pint(250mL) is pricey and $37 shipping makes it prohibitive for me. If I can fin a local supplier I would buy it.

[Edited on 15-1-2018 by Magpie]

[Edited on 15-1-2018 by Magpie]

[Edited on 15-1-2018 by Magpie]

Magpie - 15-1-2018 at 12:05

GALCO sells it for $26 plus $17 shipping. I bought it.

Crowfjord - 15-1-2018 at 17:32

Wow, nice find Magpie. I hadn't bought from them in a couple years so I didn't realize the shipping was so much. I'm glad I waited to make a new order. Here's a link to the Galco listing.

I find THF's higher boiling point to be handy with difficult to form Grignards, like those from hindered aryl bromides.

Mush - 21-1-2018 at 05:07

Nitroethane

RS Pro 250 ml Liquid Acrylic Adhesive

1-methoxy-2-propanol, (monopropylene glycol methyl ether) 5-25 % w/w
nitroethane 20-50 %
dichloromethane ( methylene chloride) 30-70

1-Nitropropane

Kiara Sky Dip Essential - Brush Saver 15ml

75-100 % 1-nitropropane
5-25 % acetone

drzdude - 4-3-2018 at 12:25

I can’t seem to find any information that would suggest the RS pro has nitroethane, can you link me?

Quote: Originally posted by Mush  
Nitroethane

RS Pro 250 ml Liquid Acrylic Adhesive

1-methoxy-2-propanol, (monopropylene glycol methyl ether) 5-25 % w/w
nitroethane 20-50 %
dichloromethane ( methylene chloride) 30-70

1-Nitropropane

Kiara Sky Dip Essential - Brush Saver 15ml

75-100 % 1-nitropropane
5-25 % acetone

DavidJR - 6-3-2018 at 11:50

They seem to have multiple different products listed with that title, this one contains nitroethane: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/acrylic-adhesives/0144383/

drzdude - 7-3-2018 at 00:27

Can it be isolated? DCM is easy but the other not so much, ever work with nitroethane in water?

Quote: Originally posted by DavidJR  
They seem to have multiple different products listed with that title, this one contains nitroethane: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/acrylic-adhesives/0144383/

carbon85 - 18-4-2018 at 07:45

Most company,s that seam willing to ship reagents are so expensive jeez quoted 190EU for 1L of propionyl chloride ridiculous considering 1L of 99% + propionic acid is 25EU let alone the MEK route cheaper sources are difficult

Housane - 5-9-2018 at 01:34

Hi i am just wondering where best to get uk chems and if I need a EPP licence. If there is a list on what otc products there are and where to get for uk that would be appreciated.

[Edited on 5-9-2018 by Housane]

monolithic - 15-9-2018 at 06:16

In the near future I'd like to obtain some THF (sufficiently pure for running Grignards) and also trimethyl phosphate and dimethyl carbonate (sufficiently pure for methylation reactions.) They don't need to be ultrapure, just pure enough to reliably run those types of reactions. Does anyone have suggestions for sources that will sell to amateur/home chemists? I have considered distilling THF from plumbing chemicals, I think it was PVC piper joiner, but I'm not sure if it would be pure enough for a Grignard.

[Edited on 15-9-2018 by monolithic]

Boffis - 14-6-2019 at 12:42

Check out some of the new online sites in the UK and I suspect elsewhere for vaping and cosmetic chemicals! 1,3-propanediol, triethyl citrate, various substituted dibenzoyl methanes, pyrazine-methylketone etc.

All sorts of interesting things come up on a google search.

[Edited on 14-6-2019 by Boffis]

Mush - 29-10-2019 at 11:47

Can anyone archive this site , please?

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services searchable Household Products Database

https://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/
:oPLEASE NOTE, this page will no longer be available effective 12/16/19. Visit https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/ for additional information.

Metacelsus - 29-10-2019 at 19:14

I archived it here: https://archive.md/OdSl

edit: not sure if that also archived the subpages

[Edited on 2019-10-30 by Metacelsus]

Mush - 30-10-2019 at 09:11

Quote: Originally posted by Metacelsus  
I archived it here: https://archive.md/OdSl

edit: not sure if that also archived the subpages

[Edited on 2019-10-30 by Metacelsus]


Thank you.

Chemcraft - 1-11-2019 at 07:28

For 6 years, our company Chemcraft LLC has been selling and producing rare, rare-earth elements, their compounds and other exotic inorganic reagents for business and individuals, research institutes, universities, industrial productions throughout the world. We would like to invite you to visit our online store https://chemcraft.su . For the most demanding customers we provide a wide variety of pure and extra pure inorganic compounds.
Also you can find us:

Internet store: https://chemcraft.su/
Instagram @chemcraft.ru
Ebay store https://www.ebay.com/str/terminalroute8

j_sum1 - 25-11-2019 at 04:13

Bumping this.
Just made a purchase from Chemcraft. I have bought via eBay a couple of times and knew they stocked a good range of items. (Really nice element samples of Na and Be.)
There is a wide range of stock in the store, https://chemcraft.su/ and I was delighted with prices and shipping costs. Very worth checking out.

Tellurium - 2-1-2020 at 19:15

I just found this site by chance.
I have no Idea, why you would want to eat aminoguanidine, but I will have other uses for it definately :D
7,5g for under 25€ is quite OK I think. I paid via invoice, that I can pay Up to 14 days after arrival, because at first the website seemed a bit sketchy to me, but it came in Just a few days.
https://www.supersmart.com/de--blutzucker-cholesterin--amino...

Besides the Aminoguanidine the only other ingredient ist rice flour. Right now I'm dissolving the Aminoguanidine HCl from 20 Pills, then I will Filter it and try to precipitate it with NaHCO3. I will let you all know how it turns out and if these pills are indeed legit. If they're not I loose nothing because I have 14 days to pay the Bill and If the stuff is garbage I Just send them Back ;)

IMG_20200103_040729.jpg - 3.7MB

[Edited on 3-1-2020 by Tellurium]

Tellurium - 2-1-2020 at 19:38

Well I Just added a solution of NaHCO3 to the filtered solution from the pills and after standing in the fridge for Just 5 Minutes it seems like we got something :)

15780227597632694358533892665098.jpg - 3.2MB

nzlostpass - 3-1-2020 at 19:25

Quote: Originally posted by Tellurium  
Well I Just added a solution of NaHCO3 to the filtered solution from the pills and after standing in the fridge for Just 5 Minutes it seems like we got something :)


And what will you use it for? I've never heard of it.

wg48temp9 - 4-1-2020 at 02:05

Quote: Originally posted by Tellurium  
Well I Just added a solution of NaHCO3 to the filtered solution from the pills and after standing in the fridge for Just 5 Minutes it seems like we got something :)


Its a strong-ish base. If it did not bubble off CO2 when you added the NaHCO3 you may have made the bicarbonate or carbonate and not the free base.

I have some metformin the double version of the compound with a couple of methyl groups on one of the end nitrogens.

Tellurium - 4-1-2020 at 20:04

Quote: Originally posted by wg48temp9  


Its a strong-ish base. If it did not bubble off CO2 when you added the NaHCO3 you may have made the bicarbonate or carbonate and not the free base.

Yes, the bicarbonate was exactly, what I was aiming for, because of its low solubility ;)

Quote: Originally posted by nzlostpass  

And what will you use it for? I've never heard of it.

Aminoguanidine can be used to make 5-Aminotetrazole, which is a good starting point for various Tetrazole derivatives and that is, what I want to use it for.
Check this thread for information about various tetrazole:
click here

[Edited on 5-1-2020 by Tellurium]

earpain - 8-6-2020 at 07:14

Quote: Originally posted by Mush  
Can anyone archive this site , please?

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services searchable Household Products Database

https://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/
:oPLEASE NOTE, this page will no longer be available effective 12/16/19. Visit https://sis.nlm.nih.gov/ for additional information.



there is a site called wayback aka The Wayback Machine. amazingly, it backs up the entire internet at varying intervals. I had a very interesting hour or so perusing your link at different dates in the past.

Tips on Pricing chems

Brightthermite - 29-7-2020 at 16:03

As of now I have not purchased any really "obscure chemicals", but now Im on the look out for ethylene diamine. The prices are outrageous on sites like fisher sciences. When I was on the hunt for sulfuric acid I found some on https://www.dudadiesel.com/ for 10 bucks a litter. It was 100 dollars for half a litter on fisher and sites like wise! I have no idea how much ethylene diamine would go for. Need some advice on how you all price items and where to look for deals. Thanks!

macckone - 16-11-2021 at 09:31

I found this website: https://www.whatsinproducts.com/chemicals/index/1
You can look up an ingredient and it lists what products contain it.

dettoo456 - 17-11-2021 at 09:25

Just wanted to post a list of sites I’ve found; some of them are more than likely repeated in the thread earlier. ****** I HAVENT BOUGHT FROM ALL OF THEM SO I CANNOT VERIFY THEIR VALIDITY****** Also, you must be responsible for any and all restricted reagents bought and your uses for them. I’ve included where each seller is based and what they mainly sell but I do not know where each seller may ship (into or ntl). Unless specified, the listed sellers should sell to individuals (may require a statement of usage but that’s no problem) but I doubt many if any at all provide crypto payment.

-Good Luck All

Sources:

HiMediastore.com (india)(general)

https://www.pyrochemsource.com/ (US)(pyro)

loudwolf.com (US)(general)

alphachemicals.com (US)(general)

skylighter.com (US)(pyro)

dudadiesel.com (US)(general+supplies)

ScienceMadness - mario840 (general)(exotics)

ScienceMadness - chemship1978 (general)(exotics)

ScienceMadness - na-cyanide (general)(exotics)

chemsavers.com (US)(general)

Chemcraft.su (russia)(general)

Ingredi.com (US)(general)(bulk)

uspigment.com (US)(dyes+inorganics)

lookchem.com (china)(pretty much alibaba for chem)

https://shop.unigreenscheme.co.uk (eu)(intl shipping)(supplies+glassware)

sklep-chemland.pl (eu)(supplies+glassware)

sloarmynavy.com (US)(surplus 40mm respirator filters)

n2o3.com (eu)(general)

labx.com (US)(businesses most likely)(supplies+glassware)

Pyrohobby.ru (russia)(pyro)

witeg.de (eu)(businesses)(supplies+glassware)

electrodesupply.com (US)(also on ebay)(electrochem)

laballey.com (US)(general)

southernlabware.com (US)(supplies+glassware)

secondlab.eu (eu)(supplies+glassware)

aeroconsystems.com (US)(model rocketry)

https://hyperfuels-com.3dcartstores.com/ (US)(nitromethane is pretty much the only useful thing they have for chem)

tetra-chem.ru (businesses)(russia)(bulk)(pyro)

https://www.ingredientdepot.com/collections/all?page=10 (US & Canada)(bulk)(general)

shopbvv.com (US)(vacuum+solvents)

growershouse.com (solvents)(US)

patinas.com (US)(general)

bocsci.com (businesses)(US & EU)(general)

mileschemical.com (US)(businesses)(bulk)(general)

mistralni.co.uk(UK)(general)

chemimpex.com (US)(businesses)(general)(bulk)

firefox-fx.com (US)(pyro)(general)

chemistrystore.com (US)(general)

sciencecompany.com (US)(general)

https://adamschittenden.com (custom glassware)(US)

apcpure.com (UK)(general)

ViktorVaughn - 8-12-2021 at 13:14

Is there some general beginner guide on here somewhere for how to go about getting basic solvents and reagents in the EU (preferably without breaking the law)? Seems like DCM is illegal for individuals to possess in my country, and diethyl ether recquires special permission to import as it (and a bunch of other basic solvents) is viewed as a narcotics precursor. I've looked at different cleaning products, paint stripper etc. but haven't found any great options. It's very frustrating.

[Edited on 8-12-2021 by ViktorVaughn]

Lionel Spanner - 1-6-2022 at 05:14

Rapid Electronics in the UK supply a wide range of lab glassware and consumables.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/rapidonline

Mateo_swe - 16-6-2022 at 01:43

Quote: Originally posted by ViktorVaughn  
Is there some general beginner guide on here somewhere for how to go about getting basic solvents and reagents in the EU (preferably without breaking the law)? Seems like DCM is illegal for individuals to possess in my country, and diethyl ether recquires special permission to import as it (and a bunch of other basic solvents) is viewed as a narcotics precursor. I've looked at different cleaning products, paint stripper etc. but haven't found any great options. It's very frustrating.

[Edited on 8-12-2021 by ViktorVaughn]


If you buy things from inside EU to be delivered inside EU the shipment will not pass customs even if it crosses country borders.
Now, if the sender declare the content to be anything that isnt allowed the shipment may still be stopped and you could get into trouble.
But if the sender declares the content as "hobby supplys", "Cosmetic supplys" or anything general there should be no problems.
Dont ship with DHL, thay are strict about chemicals and require very much documentation from the sender.
GLS and Schenker are better options.
One of the easiest ways to get chemicals and solvents are to order from one of the members here that do sell these things.
If shipment is inside EU there usually isnt any problems even if content are for example Diethyl Ether, sulfuric acid.
This seller i have had good experience with and never any problems with shipping.
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=156402

source of Sodium Cyanide?

Nitrous2000 - 2-8-2022 at 14:13

Hey folks,
I'm looking at making some CN based copper strike plating solutions but, not surprisingly am having trouble find NaCN here in North America.

Any suggestions for sources?

Thanks
Doug

j_sum1 - 2-8-2022 at 21:08

Chemplayer has a procedure for making a mixed salt of KCN and NaCN that he (they) use for a variety of applications. Usually with CN you are mostly interested in the anion and the cation is immaterial. So, a mixture is not really a problem.

Not that I have done it myself (I have avoided CN compounds), but the procedure looks straightforward. I always figured that would be my route if I ever needed to go there.

Chemplayer is on bitchute. If you are stuck, there are threads here on making cyanides. Have a search and a read before attempting anything -- you will pick up a lot from folks more experienced than I am.

And be careful. Watch your pH. Fume hood, gloves, glasses etc. All the normal stuff, but this time it is important.

Keras - 3-8-2022 at 01:02

Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  

Chemplayer is on bitchute. If you are stuck, there are threads here on making cyanides. Have a search and a read before attempting anything -- you will pick up a lot from folks more experienced than I am.

And be careful. Watch your pH. Fume hood, gloves, glasses etc. All the normal stuff, but this time it is important.


Couldn’t agree more. Do it outside if you can. And Chemplayer is also on the Internet Archive, which seems more long lasting than Bitchute.

Mush - 5-8-2022 at 11:25

Quote: Originally posted by drzdude  
I can’t seem to find any information that would suggest the RS pro has nitroethane, can you link me?

Quote: Originally posted by Mush  
Nitroethane

RS Pro 250 ml Liquid Acrylic Adhesive

1-methoxy-2-propanol, (monopropylene glycol methyl ether) 5-25 % w/w
nitroethane 20-50 %
dichloromethane ( methylene chloride) 30-70


There r 2 different types of adhesive. The red one contains nitroethane, for 24.95 GBP.
See MSDS: RS Extruded Acrylic Bonder - AB3 (EN - SDS)


"Colour Me Pretty - Dip Liquid – Brush Saver "
Chemical name CAS No. Content (%)
NITROETHANE 79-24-3 10-90
GAMMA-BUTYROLACTONE 110-19-0 2-10
PIGMENT - 0.1-1


"Cuccio Pro Powder Polish Dip System Step 8 Dipping Powder Remover"
Chemical Name % by Weight CAS #.
ACETONE 60-75% 67-64-1
NITROETHANE 25-40% 79-24-3

"LOCTITE SF 768 CLEAN UP SOLVENT known as LOCTITE® X-NMS CLEAN UP SOLVEN " USA

Hazardous Component(s)
CAS Number Percentage*
Nitromethane 75-52-5 90 - 100
Toluene 108-88-3 5 - 10

* Exact percentages may vary or are trade secret. Concentration range is provided to assist users in providing appropriate protections.

"Nikane MS 5000 "
Blend of 1-nitropropane and nitroethane

Chemical Name CAS-No. Concentration (% w/w)
Nitroethane 79-24-3 < 20.0 %
1-Nitropropane 108-03-2 >= 12.5 %

"Polar additives with strong solvent power (substitution of MIBK and butyl acetate) andexcellent pigment wetting. Stabilization of aluminium flakes, adjustment of electrostatic conductivity, shortening of drying time, additive for the prevention of blooming and fogging."

"Artistic Perfect Dip – Brush Restorer"

Chemical Name Wt.% CAS
1-Nitropropane 75 - 100 108-03-2
Acetone 5 - 25 67-64-1
Fragrance < 0.1
Dye < 0.1

"NSI Brush Cleaner"
MEK (CAS No) 78-93-3 <= 95%


"CHISEL NAIL BRUSH CLEANER 1/2 OZ UNL"

Chemical Name Wt.% CAS
1-Nitropropane 60 - 70 108-03-2
Acetone 10 - 30 67-64-1
Fragrance < 0.1

"SNS Brush Saver"
Nitroethane 80-100%

[Edited on 5-8-2022 by Mush]

Lionel Spanner - 16-10-2022 at 15:35

A quick heads-up to anyone buying sodium bisulphate (pH Minus) sold by the ClearWater brand - it is apparently anhydrous, and not the hydrate, as I assumed.
I found this out when using it to make nitric acid. Not only did it stay solid above 55 °C, but the acid I made turned out to be a lot stronger than I expected.

Lionel Spanner - 1-11-2022 at 08:05

There's a large variety of chemicals available at PerfumersWorld, including benzophenone, which is otherwise quite hard to find for amateurs.
Reasonable prices, dispatched very promptly, and once dispatched, FedEx got it to me within three working days, despite travelling literally halfway round the world (they're based in Thailand.)

The only catch is that the materials apparently don't come with any kind of hazard labelling or MSDSs.

B(a)P - 24-11-2022 at 09:43

While this is not a particularly cheap option for argon, it is OTC. These are sold as refills for a wine dispenser that displaces air in the bottle preventing oxidation.
https://www.coravin.com.au/products/capsules

Lionel Spanner - 20-12-2022 at 18:31

Hugh Crane sells concentrated sulphuric acid to UK-based customers as Block Buster Drain Cleaner in 5 litre containers. Due to its hazardous nature, the postage, via DHL, is more expensive than the actual product itself. I ordered it as a private individual, and the only check carried out was age verification, which was automatically done at the point of purchase.

The MSDS lists its concentration as >96% w/w, and it appears to be azeotropic, with no obvious dyes or other additives. The product itself is slightly yellow, is much more dense than water, has a slight whiff of sulphur dioxide, and turns sugar into a hot foaming mass of charcoal - it's the genuine article for sure.

[Edited on 21-12-2022 by Lionel Spanner]

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