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Halogenation of 4-chloroacetophenone
Agreed. Reduce with borohydride to the alcohol, and then cold concentrated hydrochloric acid will g ...
15-2-2022 at 18:20
by: DraconicAcid
Anthranilic Acid crystals turn dark. Why?
It oxidizes in air.
12-2-2022 at 22:09
by: DraconicAcid
Mass-production of copper acetate from metallic copper and vinegar
[rquote=670933&tid=158369&author=njl]I don't understand why the anion matters if H+ is being ...
11-2-2022 at 09:01
by: DraconicAcid
Acid exchange reactions
Trying to make nitric acid from hydrochloric acid (and separating it from the mixture) seems like a ...
11-2-2022 at 08:59
by: DraconicAcid
Acid exchange reactions
To add to what Texium says, you can consider an acid-base reaction to be a competition between two b ...
10-2-2022 at 21:49
by: DraconicAcid
Mass-production of copper acetate from metallic copper and vinegar
Acetic acid (or any other simple acid) isn't a strong enough oxidizing agent to oxidize copper. End ...
10-2-2022 at 08:31
by: DraconicAcid
Making iPrOH:NH3:H2O Anhydrous
Why would you use so much water in your initial setup? Surely it would be better to slowly drip a c ...
9-2-2022 at 19:19
by: DraconicAcid
Formal charge
An oxygen with three bonds and one lone pair has a formal charge of +1, just like in the hydronium i ...
5-2-2022 at 17:48
by: DraconicAcid
Easy-to-synthesize odor compounds
I've purified the 2-naphthyl acetate, and I can't smell a damned thing from it.
5-2-2022 at 10:36
by: DraconicAcid
Easy-to-synthesize odor compounds
I haven't looked into acylations much (I don't have anhydrous aluminum chloride, nor do I have any a ...
1-2-2022 at 11:20
by: DraconicAcid
Pretty Pictures (2)
Oooohhh. Very nice.

In the lab today, we oxidized fluorene (not fluorine, obviously). One of th ...
31-1-2022 at 21:36
by: DraconicAcid
Easy-to-synthesize odor compounds
I made 2-naphthyl acetate, but haven't purified it from the starting naphthol enough to tell what it ...
31-1-2022 at 00:12
by: DraconicAcid
Solvents ?
[rquote=670219&tid=158249&author=Monoamine]I really don't understand why people seem to use ...
22-1-2022 at 19:32
by: DraconicAcid
Separating OTC Xylene
[rquote=670050&tid=158273&author=Syn the Sizer]
One method that could be used to test easil ...
14-1-2022 at 11:37
by: DraconicAcid
Tartrate
If you want to purify your tartrate, add another equivalent of tartaric acid to you potassium tartra ...
13-1-2022 at 09:06
by: DraconicAcid
How do I make Lactic Acid from Polylactic Acid?
If you use calcium hydroxide, then you can neutralize with sulphuric or phosphoric acid, filter out ...
9-1-2022 at 16:48
by: DraconicAcid
Easy-to-synthesize odor compounds
Methyl cinnamate doesn't have much scent as a solid- I find that sprinkling a bit on top of some war ...
9-1-2022 at 13:36
by: DraconicAcid
How do I make Lactic Acid from Polylactic Acid?
You should be able to hydrolyze it with strong base to get lactate ion, then acidify to get lactic a ...
8-1-2022 at 22:10
by: DraconicAcid
Oxalate complexes
I have had some luck making similar complexes with malonates, but I found with the iron(III) complex ...
8-1-2022 at 14:55
by: DraconicAcid
Easy-to-synthesize odor compounds
[rquote=669779&tid=158258&author=Bedlasky][rquote=669777&tid=158258&author=DraconicA ...
7-1-2022 at 21:13
by: DraconicAcid
Easy-to-synthesize odor compounds
I've had rotten luck with a lot of esters, but one thing I've learned is that you need primary alcoh ...
7-1-2022 at 20:54
by: DraconicAcid
disolving carbon
I don't think carbon dissolves in much other than molten iron. Definitely not toluene or carbon dis ...
5-1-2022 at 17:15
by: DraconicAcid
Solvents ?
[rquote=669651&tid=158249&author=MichaelBijanAfghani]Solubility is different between hydroca ...
4-1-2022 at 20:43
by: DraconicAcid
Solvents ?
It depends on what reaction you're doing. Some reactions require specific solvents, others require ...
4-1-2022 at 16:03
by: DraconicAcid
Where can I get penicillium molds for making penicillin?
Let some bread go mouldy, and pick the most penicilliny fuzzy patches?
3-1-2022 at 19:28
by: DraconicAcid
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