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Science equipment looking for a home
Hi Bob,

Would you happen to have any dewars that are looking for a home?
5-1-2017 at 13:36
by: Justin Blaise
Trying to synthesize 1-iodobutane
If you can turn the alcohol into a leaving group, you can do an SN2 to get your iodide. If you can g ...
3-11-2016 at 18:31
by: Justin Blaise
Handling & Working with Mercury Chloride?
I've posted this on other threads, but it seems relevant here. The attached pdf has instructions on ...
21-8-2016 at 18:58
by: Justin Blaise
Mercury (II) cyanide with sodium borohydride
THF heated to reflux probably dissolves a good amount of NaBH4. Even as a suspension, the reaction i ...
21-8-2016 at 07:16
by: Justin Blaise
"Large" Scale Bromoform Synthesis
There is a prep for bromoform in Vogel's, I believe. I think they use Br2. If you use bleach, you ma ...
20-8-2016 at 22:39
by: Justin Blaise
What shall I do with an old pressure cooker ?
@Sulaiman I wouldn't worry too much about distilling water out of glass vs. aluminum. If something i ...
19-2-2016 at 21:10
by: Justin Blaise
High-performance stirring magnets
I can attest to the fact that Co-Sm magnets can stay magnetized at high temperatures. I have one tha ...
25-9-2015 at 19:37
by: Justin Blaise
Thought Experiment: Making deuterated Compounds
The rates of some reactions can be affected by having a different isotope of an atom present. It's c ...
25-9-2015 at 19:07
by: Justin Blaise
Irrational fear of diethyl ether?
When you add dioxane to solutions of MeMgBr or EtMgBr, you precipitate MgBr2 and form the dialkyl ma ...
25-9-2015 at 18:40
by: Justin Blaise
anyway to recover and purify the zinc from old batteries?
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I have found loads of lithium batteri ...
26-8-2015 at 20:45
by: Justin Blaise
Remarkable reaction of antimony
I'll have to add this to my to-do list. I'm excited to see some pictures.

@IrC - I once made the ...
6-4-2015 at 21:10
by: Justin Blaise
Tris(ethylenediamine)cobalt(III) chloride
Nice synthesis. You purified this by chromatography? If so, what solvent system and stationary phase ...
21-3-2015 at 22:42
by: Justin Blaise
Barium Nitrate
Barium nitrate solubility in water shows decent temperature dependence, so you could try the convent ...
30-12-2014 at 08:41
by: Justin Blaise
Iodoform (Haloform Reaction) Complete Video
It looks like after you let the solution cool and form crystals you also add some anti-solvent (wate ...
21-12-2014 at 19:25
by: Justin Blaise
Iodoform (Haloform Reaction) Complete Video
I definitely like the video. I have a few comments about the mechanism. First, you're missing the ar ...
20-12-2014 at 22:26
by: Justin Blaise
The Short Questions Thread (4)
I've followed the Vogel procedure for methyl benzoate, which also calls for distilling the methanol ...
12-12-2014 at 21:55
by: Justin Blaise
Barium Nitrate
Woelen has some great notes on making barium salts here;

http://woelen.homescience.net/science/ch ...
6-12-2014 at 07:23
by: Justin Blaise
Barium Nitrate
That all sounds pretty good. I would probably dilute the acid to avoid it reacting too quickly, but ...
5-12-2014 at 19:50
by: Justin Blaise
Need some lab glass off my hands
I, too, would love to see an inventory list. Do you have some 125-250 ml ehrlenmeyers?
3-12-2014 at 17:30
by: Justin Blaise
Special Order Chemicals - November
Hi Tom,

How feasible would it be to source around 100 g of potassium t-butoxide?
24-11-2014 at 20:09
by: Justin Blaise
How to prepare ammonia solution ?
Here are some links to procedures for titration of ammonia.

http://www.meduniv.lviv.ua/files/kafe ...
16-11-2014 at 15:00
by: Justin Blaise
Dissolution of Group 6 metals
No problem. If you have any other references you can't access, I'll see if my university has a licen ...
14-10-2014 at 17:56
by: Justin Blaise
Dissolution of Group 6 metals
You may have already seen this paper, but it looks like you can get pertungstic acid if you crystall ...
13-10-2014 at 19:15
by: Justin Blaise
Obtaining HNO3 from distillation
This website has some info on what plastics are compatible with nitric acid.

http://www.harringto ...
11-10-2014 at 20:30
by: Justin Blaise
Obtaining HNO3 from distillation
I would be very concerned about the hot nitric acid eating through the rubber stoppers and gaskets. ...
11-10-2014 at 06:52
by: Justin Blaise
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