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Eosin Y - 10-5-2016 at 13:30

This just caught my eye whilst I was looking for a magnetic stirring hotplate on the Internet. AliExpress. Upon further checking through their stocks, I found the following delightful products:
10 metric tons of KClO4, available to anyone -
A few kilos of 70% HClO4 in a plastic drum -
Am I the only one who thinks that these should be taken off the Web?

Chemist_Cup_Noodles - 10-5-2016 at 13:40

Alibaba is a place for bulk ordering of anything a business may need from China for very good prices, but it doesn't work like Amazon or eBay. You talk to the vendors themselves instead of just clicking a button and ordering. I don't think it should be taken off the web because if things get too sketchy surely customs will stop 10 tons of KClO4 from going to some private storage unit. Alibaba is a fantastic place if you need 200 cheap keyboards that may give their users various heavy metal poisonings though.

Eosin Y - 10-5-2016 at 13:46

Ah. I didn't get the point of the website.