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[*] posted on 18-6-2017 at 17:20


First is the silver mirror from Tollen's reagent made in an old-fashion Coke bottle.

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Some Mohr's Salt I made.

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Copper Sulfate crystal still growing.

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[*] posted on 24-6-2017 at 23:01


The disatvantages to work with molten Potassium in test tubes :D

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[*] posted on 26-6-2017 at 06:44


Quote: Originally posted by Neme  
One picture is bunch of copper(II) acetate crystals.

In next pictures is my attempt to double phantom crystal, chrome alum crystal in chrome alum+ KAl alum mixture in KAl alum. The inner black crystal is not visible tho so it's more like normal phantom crystal.



Did you do anything especial for the copper acetate crystals? I havent been able to crystalice it That way, un dark big crystals. All I get are lots of small lighter ones. The biggest dark ones I got were like 2-3mm big. Probably because impurities, or temperature changes? I wanted to try making it in a thermos, as I dont think I can get it much purer. I recrystaliced the acetate I have like 3 times in attempt to get crystals like those.

And since this is the pretty pictures topic, here is the result of my last attemp:

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This one has copper wires fragments inside, because in one of the attemps I has the biggest (3mm) crystals grow con a copper wire, so I tried adding some.

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[*] posted on 26-6-2017 at 09:13
Salt pyramids


Got these after concentrating a batch of sodium dichromate:
I'm suspecting it's sodium chloride (from the bleach). Hard to tell from the photos by they are hollow, inverted pyramids.
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Another pic taken at an angle:
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[*] posted on 27-6-2017 at 23:56


Inverted pyramids? They look like octahedra on the photo.



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[*] posted on 28-6-2017 at 05:50


Quote: Originally posted by ficolas  

Did you do anything especial for the copper acetate crystals? I havent been able to crystalice it That way, un dark big crystals. All I get are lots of small lighter ones. The biggest dark ones I got were like 2-3mm big. Probably because impurities, or temperature changes? I wanted to try making it in a thermos, as I dont think I can get it much purer. I recrystaliced the acetate I have like 3 times in attempt to get crystals like those.

[Edited on 26-6-2017 by ficolas]


You should dissolve your acetate in warm water, filter it and let it evaporate. Cooling hot solution may not give large crystals..
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[*] posted on 30-6-2017 at 05:17


Quote: Originally posted by ficolas  
Quote: Originally posted by Neme  
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Because of poor solubility of copper acetate in water, it takes very long to grow big crystal of it. The key is to let the saturated solution evaporate.

I made a bunch of saturated copper acetate solution by dissolving basic copper carbonate in acetic acid (BCC made from copper sulfate and sodium carbonate). I keep adding the solution to container with seed crystals and letting it slowly evaporate.
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[*] posted on 3-7-2017 at 12:56


Today I recrystallized around 100g of erythritol from water, and over the course of a few hours some large and rather beautiful crystals grew.

Also I left a flask with methanol and dissolved boric acid in it on the bench for a few days. Upon cooling down most of the acid deposited on the walls of the flask, but very slowly a thin layer of crystals formed, attached to the walls and suspended about 1 cm about the stir bar. The crystals in this layer are in a branched pattern and look very cool.

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(I couldn't figure out how to resize them, I'll have to work on that)




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[*] posted on 6-7-2017 at 17:25


Hot off the press, a never-before-published photograph of plutonium tetrafluoride! This was obtained by nuclear anthropologist Martin Pfeiffer via FOIA. It's a little disappointing (it is known as 'pink cake'; this is apparently misleading.) but upthread there are some very nice pictures of exotic things like plutonium trichloride
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[*] posted on 8-7-2017 at 13:41


Selfmade Sodium Ferrate(VI) solution:



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[*] posted on 28-7-2017 at 05:20


I have no clue what this is to be honest.
I was trying to react some Iodine with FeCO5 and thought this was an Iodine-Ethanol solution. Turns out and judging by the blue color this was actually with an indicator, I guess starch? So this is the moment where the two chemicals meet but don't react as they are in different phases.

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[*] posted on 28-7-2017 at 08:41


An intermediate product in the synthesis I'm doing at work currently, made via a Wittig reaction.

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Sure it's just a white solid, but I'm rather proud of the purity of it.




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[*] posted on 28-7-2017 at 08:56


Quote: Originally posted by zts16  
An intermediate product in the synthesis I'm doing at work currently, made via a Wittig reaction.


Sure it's just a white solid, but I'm rather proud of the purity of it.


That looks like a disilyl ether of methyl 3,4-dihydroxycinnamate? It's hard to see the backend of the bottle being visible as well.

What would the IUPAC name be for this compound? The TBS addition throws me off.

What is in store for this compound? What is the intended purpose of those silyl groups?

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[*] posted on 28-7-2017 at 09:04


Lead picrate I made a week or so ago, as well as a demonstration of K3CrO8 with sulfur, and a few grams of black powder + magnesium I made for July 4th:







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[*] posted on 28-7-2017 at 09:40


Quote: Originally posted by Loptr  
Quote: Originally posted by zts16  
An intermediate product in the synthesis I'm doing at work currently, made via a Wittig reaction.


Sure it's just a white solid, but I'm rather proud of the purity of it.


That looks like a disilyl ether of methyl 3,4-dihydroxycinnamate? It's hard to see the backend of the bottle being visible as well.

What would the IUPAC name be for this compound? The TBS addition throws me off.

What is in store for this compound? What is the intended purpose of those silyl groups?
You're absolutely right. I think it would be something like methyl 3,4-bis(dimethyltert-butylsilyloxy)cinnamate, though I normally abbreviate it if I have to write it out. It's part of a series of reactions to make an anti-cancer drug, though I'm not sure if I can discuss the details publicly. The next reaction though will be reduction to the analogous cinnamyl alcohol using DIBAl-H. The silyl groups were added prior to the Wittig reaction and are just there as protecting groups. They will be removed at the end of the synthesis.

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[*] posted on 28-7-2017 at 16:14


It seems like pharma is the only way to go if you want to do synthetic organic chemistry, so I might have to go with a grad degree in pharmaceutical chemistry if I want to do that sort of stuff...looks fun though, zts16!



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[*] posted on 30-7-2017 at 17:45


Wet copper (II) chloride crystals, along with a small amount of excess HCl, giving rise to CuCl42- and the green color.

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[*] posted on 1-8-2017 at 12:30


Sodium bentonite clay that had some "continental drift" due to evaporation. Not a pretty picture but if you did it again in a larger pan and let it dry out, the image would be curious to see, with an artistic quality perhaps say if you had some separate in a long glass tube or something, the odd shapes it might make?
When it was saturated the thixotropic clay made a faint resonant sound when the bowl was tapped, or more apparent you could feel a ring to it.

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[*] posted on 3-8-2017 at 03:47


Do drawings count?

A friend asked how cannabis plants make cannabinoids. I may have gone a little far in drawing my answer...

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[*] posted on 3-8-2017 at 05:22
Tollen's Reagent


I kinda went wild with Tollen's reagent...
(I hope to sell these at the local flea market as art)

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[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 02:46


These are amazing, what route and ratio did you use?
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[*] posted on 5-8-2017 at 10:50


Quote: Originally posted by Supersonic  
Quote: Originally posted by Amos  
Copper(II) formate crystals. Their supernatant is the deepest of royal blues and yet the crystals are an icy-looking aqua color.


Large crystals have a nice form and beautiful color.
It`s a pity that they erodes even in warm air.

There crystals were synthesed from copper(II) hydroxide and formic acid.





Those are really beuatiful copper formate crystals. Especially, the second one is really big and it seems to be nicely shaped. What technique did you use to grow it? I tried once but there was a problem with hydrolysis mostly and even in acidic environment the salt did not want to crystallize easily. :)




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[*] posted on 14-8-2017 at 11:52


Ascorbic acid residue

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