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[*] posted on 15-11-2018 at 02:40
Preparation of alkali metals via the catalysed magnesium reduction process


I have written a paper with the intention of publishing it in the up-and-coming sciencemadness journal. I have attached a PDF of the current draft of this paper for preliminary feedback, but also to raise awareness of this journal. I am aware that this is not the normal procedure for posting a write-up, but I feel that given my intentions, this was not unreasonable. Also, PDFs are very easy to read on almost any computer or device.

Preparation of alkali metals via the catalysed magnesium reduction process
A review of the alcohol-catalysed magnesium-reduction process for the synthesis of alkali metals based on US Patent No. 4725311. Tertiary alcohols can be used to catalyse the reduction of alkali metal hydroxides by magnesium metal to elemental alkali metals in an aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent at an optimal temperature of 180-220°C. A mechanism is proposed, along with the evidence collected thus far. The scope of the reaction is also discussed.

Thus far, research has only been into sodium and potassium, so it is only these that are reviewed. Additionally, I have used forum members pen-names/pseudonyms in the attached version to preserve their anonymity. My reasoning for posting a PDF is that the document is 10 pages long, and so a forum post would be both unwieldy and impractical.

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Feedback would be useful and valued, if people have comments to make. :)

[Edited on 19-11-2018 by 12thealchemist]




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[*] posted on 19-11-2018 at 04:47


As already discussed in the thread for the Acta Chemica Libera journal, I agree with 12thealchemist in the importance of getting the project going.
Beyond this review, we are expecting to carry out some further work into the optimisation of this reaction and gaining insight into its underlying thermodynamics.

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[*] posted on 29-12-2018 at 17:59


Nurdrages last few video's are a great source of info on this run.check them out
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[*] posted on 30-12-2018 at 02:11


I have been updating the write-up as the videos come out, but figured I would only update this post when he's finished his work on the process.



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[*] posted on 19-2-2019 at 06:12


This is the final version, including the latest updates from NurdRage. He is set to release one more video on this research project, I may upload a new version if and when any more information comes to light.

Attachment: Preparation of alkali metals... SM.pdf (1.2MB)
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[Edited on 21-2-2019 by 12thealchemist]

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Edit: For those of you checking back on this thread, I am adding a few small changes to the second file from time to time. No major changes are taking place, however.

[Edited on 5-3-2019 by 12thealchemist]




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