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Problems with the synthesis of formaldehyde by pyrolysis of metal formates
If you just want formaldehyde, why not buy trioxane or paraformaldehyde?
17-5-2020 at 04:53
by: Metacelsus
Reducing metal oxides with wood gas
[rquote=635979&tid=155377&author=RogueRose][rquote=635935&tid=155377&author=Metacels ...
13-5-2020 at 19:10
by: Metacelsus
Reducing metal oxides with wood gas
Be careful, breathing lead fumes is not something you want to do!
13-5-2020 at 04:48
by: Metacelsus
The synthesis of methyl sorbate
[rquote=635761&tid=155365&author=Syn the Sizer]
[size=1]Sodium bicarb[sup][url=https://bet ...
11-5-2020 at 04:18
by: Metacelsus
Melgar has died
RIP. He will be missed.
6-5-2020 at 05:16
by: Metacelsus
Why bokakob style columns are not used?
Why similar devices are not used in chemistry? O ...
30-4-2020 at 05:34
by: Metacelsus
Vacuum pump for vacuum distillation.
[rquote=634883&tid=155264&author=RedDwarf]I'm not aware that the azeotrope of Nitric acid an ...
27-4-2020 at 14:28
by: Metacelsus
Open-source Raman spectrometer looking for academic partners
Very cool!

I noticed the most expensive item on the Bill of Materials was the camera. In high sch ...
25-4-2020 at 05:24
by: Metacelsus
Storage of lead azide
The main benefit of storing under water is avoiding static electricity. That being said, I have stor ...
24-4-2020 at 05:34
by: Metacelsus
Possible routes for synthesis of esters of tertiary alcohols and phenols, using carboxylic acids
5 mol% would be a ratio of 1 mole acid to 20 moles reactant
22-4-2020 at 11:25
by: Metacelsus
Setting up a home Schlenk system
Simply extraordinary! That's a better setup than I've seen in some university labs.

One thing I'm ...
19-4-2020 at 05:40
by: Metacelsus
Was shipped wrong item, got a bottle of glucose instead of choline chloride. Anything cool I can do with glucose?
[rquote=634296&tid=155189&author=Cou]Name of the company is HiMedia. they are an amazon sell ...
19-4-2020 at 05:28
by: Metacelsus
Oxygen generator designs?
Yes, it will be twice the volume.
15-4-2020 at 07:43
by: Metacelsus
A L I E N , D N A
Ironically, I was seriously considering working for him at Scripps, since I was interested in his re ...
11-4-2020 at 05:14
by: Metacelsus
A L I E N , D N A
Interesting paper. I'm surprised Romesberg is still publishing after being fired from Scripps for se ...
10-4-2020 at 14:45
by: Metacelsus
The mingling of Palladium and Arsenic
Another excellent experiment and writeup!

[rquote=633801&tid=155152&author=numos]Also, I ...
9-4-2020 at 09:45
by: Metacelsus
Need help with a workup after a cleavage
Try a recrystallization, perhaps? I can't give any advice more specific than that without knowing wh ...
6-4-2020 at 05:23
by: Metacelsus
10 most important name reactions
Only 9 reactions?

I think you're forgetting all the radical reactions. (Or possibly remembering r ...
5-4-2020 at 05:34
by: Metacelsus
About some details of the Birkeland-Eyde nitric acid synthesis
You can't buy nitric acid at a hardware store, but you can buy sulfuric acid. Add a nitrate salt (so ...
5-4-2020 at 05:28
by: Metacelsus
Synthesis of substituted azulenes
Cool! You have quite an impressive lab setup, and you're clearly putting it to excellent use. I'd be ...
4-4-2020 at 05:35
by: Metacelsus
Disinfection of hands with isopropanol from the coronovirus
There's some evidence that it can be aerosolized. For example viral RNA has been found in hospital a ...
4-4-2020 at 05:29
by: Metacelsus
benzyl alcohol + sulphuric acid = ?
[rquote=633550&tid=155126&author=unionised] benzyl alcohol + sulphuric acid = tar.
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3-4-2020 at 16:29
by: Metacelsus
A convenient home synthesis of brightly colored pyrylium compounds
Very pretty! This makes me miss working on fluorophores (I'm a biochem guy now).

The structures s ...
3-4-2020 at 16:25
by: Metacelsus
Could nitration of cellulose proceed more quickly in acetone?
[rquote=633508&tid=155117&author=rockyit98]why not Xylene ? after all it's called and sold a ...
3-4-2020 at 16:17
by: Metacelsus
Oxygen generator designs?
What you want is pressure-swing adsorption. Oxygen can be concentrated using zeolites.

Unfortunat ...
3-4-2020 at 16:16
by: Metacelsus
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