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Pyridine synthesis/extraction
Thanks. It has been a little too quiet in my lab in the past year but I have been messing about more ...
13-9-2008 at 09:59
by: ordenblitz
Pyridine synthesis/extraction
I completed some initial small scale testing for the production of Pyridine by decarboxylation of ni ...
12-9-2008 at 14:07
by: ordenblitz
Sealing wires inside glass
I had lots of problems making glass to wire seals with a propane torch. I switched to MAPP gas and s ...
25-8-2008 at 18:04
by: ordenblitz
Nitric Acid Synthesis
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Automotive catalytic converters use the same catalyst materials (platinum or platinum/pall ...
20-8-2008 at 20:26
by: ordenblitz
New still pot and condenser
What a deal. Unfortunately, I could never get my mother properly trained to identify useful laborato ...
12-8-2008 at 15:52
by: ordenblitz
What reagent would you like to see an illustrated guide for?
Len.. I was thinking that since your very adept at manufacturing apparatus for chemical reactions, l ...
29-7-2008 at 17:54
by: ordenblitz
New synthesis of Ethanol
Has anyone here tried the proposed reaction: CH3CO2C2H5 + NaOH → C2H5OH + CH3CO2Na ?
I h ...
4-5-2008 at 11:11
by: ordenblitz
First Nitration
The thing that makes a lot of difference but most first timers overlook is dehydrating your cotton b ...
30-3-2008 at 09:03
by: ordenblitz
Trichloroacetic Acid
Any good chlorine donor should be stable, unreactive at low temperatures, of minimal toxicity to wor ...
6-2-2008 at 17:14
by: ordenblitz
Home made chlorine donors
The proper saran used in pyrotechnics, Dow Saran 506, is dissimilar to the polymer used in the films ...
6-2-2008 at 16:57
by: ordenblitz
DHS at My Door
The government does not politely sniff around anymore. If they had any suspicions about you they wou ...
5-12-2007 at 19:16
by: ordenblitz
glassware repairs
I like Precision Glassblowing. They a are fast and very reasonably priced smaller shop who actually ...
3-11-2007 at 09:45
by: ordenblitz
tempur*pedic beds
I just purchased a tempurpedic bed. Only about a week in but I am already thinking it really wasn't ...
16-10-2007 at 18:32
by: ordenblitz
concentrated nitric acid from 'strong' acid and H2SO4
I got lucky enough to find two of these same solid PTFE bottles on EBAY.
Very expensive even secon ...
11-9-2007 at 16:21
by: ordenblitz
Flash Powder
Bert,

Really depends on where you are located. In my neck of the woods.. mag flashes will last fo ...
4-9-2007 at 21:59
by: ordenblitz
Flash Powder
Certainly.. works just fine with perchlorates..... or chlorates if your brave.
3-9-2007 at 18:37
by: ordenblitz
Determining percentage of nitration of nitrocellulose
SAM4CH,

Thats a beautiful plot.. just exactly like the ones my auto titrator gives. The equivalen ...
27-6-2007 at 14:02
by: ordenblitz
ferrous sulfate
I made mine by accident.
I placed my freshly crystallized and lovely blue FeSO4*7H2O in an argon f ...
7-5-2007 at 19:52
by: ordenblitz
Dear god... I have a LOT of sodium metal.
I got the same story about DHL losing the shipment as well. Never got the tracking number either for ...
21-4-2007 at 14:25
by: ordenblitz
Salts leeched from ground?
unionised:
My posts were clearly brief explanations to avoid getting into complicated FTIR theory. ...
13-2-2007 at 18:57
by: ordenblitz
Salts leeched from ground?
After receiving the samples, I ground some in preparation of the KBr tablets. It turned into a wet m ...
12-2-2007 at 19:01
by: ordenblitz
Salts leeched from ground?
Here is a photo of both spectra on the screen of the FTIR.
The red one is Tim's sample. The blue on ...
31-1-2007 at 09:32
by: ordenblitz
Salts leeched from ground?
Received a sample of the unknown substance today from 12AX7.

0.007 grams of the roughly ground c ...
30-1-2007 at 11:31
by: ordenblitz
Floating Apple Trick
If the magic solution contains 3 tbsp brewer's yeast.. how come its perfectly clear and not tan/brow ...
19-11-2006 at 12:18
by: ordenblitz
" glassy " carbon ????
I am wondering if a suitable electrode of carbon could be grown from the dehydration of sucrose by s ...
13-10-2006 at 17:01
by: ordenblitz
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