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[*] posted on 26-6-2023 at 20:39
Reliable Chemical Suppliers 2023


Hey guys this is my first post here! I'm fairly new to amateur chemistry and I don't know many reliable chemical suppliers. I was wondering if this one company in particular, Lab Pro Inc, is good. If anyone has experience with this vendor let me know. They seem to have a wide variety of reagents and it would be great if they are a known vendor.

https://labproinc.com/
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[*] posted on 26-6-2023 at 22:26


First off, it would help to know what part of the globe you’re from.
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[*] posted on 27-6-2023 at 11:19


They look like a reputable vendor. But if you’re on a budget like most of us here, you can do much better elsewhere. For example, labproinc.com had one pound of potassium iodide powder, ACS, for over $300. Amazon’s price for the same thing is a third of that price for more than twice the amount. Amazon, Aliexpress, eBay, just look around and compare prices, amounts and purity.



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[*] posted on 27-6-2023 at 13:39


With those kind of prices, it'd be cheaper to buy from Ligma Aldrich.



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[*] posted on 27-6-2023 at 15:26


Quote: Originally posted by charley1957  
They look like a reputable vendor. But if you’re on a budget like most of us here, you can do much better elsewhere. For example, labproinc.com had one pound of potassium iodide powder, ACS, for over $300. Amazon’s price for the same thing is a third of that price for more than twice the amount. Amazon, Aliexpress, eBay, just look around and compare prices, amounts and purity.


Recently an Australian friend here from the Forum wrote me that he was cheated on Aliexpress, instead of MoO3 they sent him probably worthless limestone, so beware of such cheap but desperate shopping...
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[*] posted on 28-6-2023 at 13:49


Looks way overpriced.



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[*] posted on 28-6-2023 at 23:17


eBay is usually my goto, and I have acquired quite a few "oddball" reagents from scimad members downsizing/going to college etc, also chemship, Not one bad experience so far.



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[*] posted on 29-6-2023 at 04:16


I was looking at Etsy yesterday and they appear to have a decent selection of common chemicals.



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[*] posted on 5-7-2023 at 16:50


Quote: Originally posted by Admagistr  
Quote: Originally posted by charley1957  
They look like a reputable vendor. But if you’re on a budget like most of us here, you can do much better elsewhere. For example, labproinc.com had one pound of potassium iodide powder, ACS, for over $300. Amazon’s price for the same thing is a third of that price for more than twice the amount. Amazon, Aliexpress, eBay, just look around and compare prices, amounts and purity.


Recently an Australian friend here from the Forum wrote me that he was cheated on Aliexpress, instead of MoO3 they sent him probably worthless limestone, so beware of such cheap but desperate shopping...


Hilariously, the exact same thing has happened to me. I took a pile of videos showing that it wasn't behaving as expected (not dissolving in KOH or ammonia, effervescence in acid, no colour change in the presence of phosphate), and the seller promised me they'd look into it and send me a new pile.

Well, they actually did, and they even took photos of the yellow powder they were going to send me beforehand. I have absolutely no idea what they sent me, though - it's not soluble in anything (water, KOH, acid, ethanol, acetone) and it's non-reactive. I suspect that the seller themselves were getting scammed and/or there was a translation issue at some point as they were otherwise reasonably reliable. After all, some corners have to be cut to offer chemicals at that price.
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[*] posted on 22-7-2023 at 04:25


I run a small chemical supply company in the US. I have an Etsy shop with many hard to find chemicals and my website, synthetikachemicals.com, also has hard to find reagents. Both are in progress of adding another 20 chemicals. Etsy has a couple extra chemicals that aren't on my website yet.

Also, Lab Pro only sells to businesses I believe. Haven't opened an account with them because they're pretty overpriced it looks like.
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