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Latest chemical order?
[rquote=629486&tid=9890&author=woelen]@DavidJR: That list of chemicals must have cost you a ...
15-1-2020 at 00:49
by: DavidJR
What is the name of this type of container?
Uhh... I'd call that a butt plug.
13-1-2020 at 11:49
by: DavidJR
Ispropyl Nitrite synth now requires heating?
No, you need to keep it ice cold because HNO2 is very unstable at room temperature
13-1-2020 at 11:33
by: DavidJR
Can amateurs buy thionyl chloride from www.chemsavers.com?
[rquote=629420&tid=154718&author=draculic acid69]Could socl2 be used to make phenol into chl ...
13-1-2020 at 06:23
by: DavidJR
Can amateurs buy thionyl chloride from www.chemsavers.com?
I don't think thionyl chloride is unmanageable in the home lab. Good ventilation is essential though ...
13-1-2020 at 00:23
by: DavidJR
When Chemistry Goes Wrong
I wonder how butanal compares.... I've got some on order now.
13-1-2020 at 00:21
by: DavidJR
N,N-dimethylaniline
[rquote=388836&tid=14661&author=Yugen]Tertiary methyl amines can be more easily prepared by ...
12-1-2020 at 01:06
by: DavidJR
Latest chemical order?
Haven't posted here in a while but I've recently bought a pile of stuff.

Already received (variou ...
11-1-2020 at 02:15
by: DavidJR
When Chemistry Goes Wrong
I have a 250ml bottle of butyric anhydride. I got it back when I could order from Sigma - I seem to ...
9-1-2020 at 12:50
by: DavidJR
Belladonna extract
You deliberately ingested a significant quantity of a concentrated extract from a plant named Deadly ...
5-1-2020 at 11:53
by: DavidJR
Catalysts for Fischer Esterification
[rquote=629009&tid=21045&author=Housane]Am I right that sodium bisulfite is a direct weight ...
4-1-2020 at 15:43
by: DavidJR
Practical synthesis using basic equipment
[rquote=628947&tid=154613&author=Optimum]
is recrystallization a good technique? or there i ...
3-1-2020 at 03:52
by: DavidJR
No experience with fractional distillation. help me decide what column to buy?
[rquote=628873&tid=154669&author=Cou]
i'm considering a 400 mm hempel column that i will pa ...
1-1-2020 at 23:28
by: DavidJR
Airport Chemical Screening
Yeah, I thought everyone knew that bags are sometimes opened for inspection?
31-12-2019 at 21:56
by: DavidJR
Activated carbon filter in fumehood vent ?
I wouldn't make activated carbon, just buy GAC... It is cheap.
29-12-2019 at 12:58
by: DavidJR
I quit using cannabis to be a safer chemist.
[rquote=628661&tid=154197&author=Cou]Oh Science, you know who the MOST annoying type of mari ...
28-12-2019 at 02:44
by: DavidJR
How would you continue a chemistry hobby, if you had to move into an unsuitable living space?
I would suggest that you shouldn't be doing anything liable to create noxious odours or toxic gases ...
25-12-2019 at 05:23
by: DavidJR
do benzene substitutents have any effect on the outcome of a FC akylation?
Yes, the substituents do affect the rate of any kind of electrophilic aromatic substitution (which i ...
24-12-2019 at 19:55
by: DavidJR
Airport Chemical Screening
Actually, not quite: they are ion mobility spectrometers. But yes, they can detect traces of most or ...
24-12-2019 at 15:41
by: DavidJR
Palladium recovery from 10% palladium on zinc carbonate and other question
Don't use a frit, you will never get it all out...
20-12-2019 at 19:49
by: DavidJR
Keeping the vacuum pump clean
I use a chemical resistant diaphragm vacuum pump precisely to avoid this. You don't get as good a va ...
20-12-2019 at 08:32
by: DavidJR
Red Phosphorus Source
Phosphoric acid and HCl
19-12-2019 at 14:41
by: DavidJR
Attempt to make Aluminium Iodide in DCM - runaway reaction!
I thought so.

Try using a non-halogenated solvent.

[Edited on 19-12-2019 by DavidJR]
19-12-2019 at 14:00
by: DavidJR
Attempt to make Aluminium Iodide in DCM - runaway reaction!
Once the oxide coating has been removed from the aluminium (by the iodine), will the aluminium react ...
19-12-2019 at 13:26
by: DavidJR
Need Lab Space Advice - Power at current place can't support all of my equipment
They are far worse than lego bricks in my experience...
19-12-2019 at 13:15
by: DavidJR
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