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Nicotine benzoate from nicotine freebase and sodium benzoate
I'd be worried about vaping benzoate salts. They might decarboxylate when heated and produce benzene ...
10-4-2021 at 07:58
by: Metacelsus
What's the most expensive substance you've bought?
A few months ago I bought 1 mg of recombinant BMP2 for $5200. (I didn't pay for it personally, this ...
10-4-2021 at 02:50
by: Metacelsus
why still lead in paints that are labeled "Lead Safe" ?
OK, I should clarify: it stays there assuming people aren't idiots. Of course, some people are idiot ...
3-4-2021 at 02:38
by: Metacelsus
why still lead in paints that are labeled "Lead Safe" ?
Yeah, 600 mg/L of lead does not sound like "safe" to me!

I wouldn't be too worried about lead in ...
2-4-2021 at 11:35
by: Metacelsus
Lethal dose of mercuric nitrate
I believe it was used as a preservative for the fur.
24-3-2021 at 02:42
by: Metacelsus
Various chlorotoluenes produced during Toluene+TCCA+uv synthesis
Reaction with Cl2 will mostly form benzyl chloride, by radical halogenation. I'm not sure about TCCA ...
8-3-2021 at 15:09
by: Metacelsus
Funky EIMS spectra -- help me interpret?
Wow, those spectra claim to be older than I am!

My best guess is that what you have is 3-phenylpr ...
8-3-2021 at 12:12
by: Metacelsus
How many water's of hydration does triethylammonium bromide have?
I don't know, but perhaps you could measure it. Dissolve a known mass, and then try to measure the c ...
7-3-2021 at 16:06
by: Metacelsus
Cubane; Dimethyl Cubane-1,4-dicarboxylate synthesis
Yeah it's certainly less than 5% fully deprotected product. It looks to me like less than 1%.

As ...
7-3-2021 at 08:29
by: Metacelsus
Cubane; Dimethyl Cubane-1,4-dicarboxylate synthesis
Yeah, so going by intergration it looks like the ratio of diketal : monoketal is roughly 0.15 : 1.03 ...
7-3-2021 at 04:25
by: Metacelsus
My Chloral Hydrate Synth
Very nice writeup!

If you're going for DDT, I think keeping the product as anhydrous chloral migh ...
2-3-2021 at 03:39
by: Metacelsus
Docking and protein binding prediction
Hmm, I have a little bit of experience in Schrodinger and MOE but sadly licenses for that software a ...
31-1-2021 at 16:51
by: Metacelsus
An attempt at making Phorone
Regarding triacetonamine, you don't need such a complex apparatus if you're willing to tolerate lowe ...
18-1-2021 at 04:56
by: Metacelsus
Vanillin bisulfite adduct
[rquote=652865&tid=156150&author=Sedit] no matter what I did strong Vanillin smells remained ...
10-1-2021 at 03:39
by: Metacelsus
Why is there no electronic optical pyrometer ?
Twospoons: Probably you mean silica (quar ...
4-1-2021 at 03:51
by: Metacelsus
Does nuclear fusion really solve problems ?
Remember that p-p fusion is ridiculously hard to get going. The rate of energy production in the Sun ...
30-12-2020 at 09:45
by: Metacelsus
Does nuclear fusion really solve problems ?
Everything I've read about thorium salt reacto ...
29-12-2020 at 06:49
by: Metacelsus
mercury (I) chromate + photos
How stable is this? Will chromate eventually oxidize the Hg(I) to Hg(II)?
24-12-2020 at 12:36
by: Metacelsus
Nitrotoluene oxidation
I did that oxidation (p-nitrotoluene -> p-nitrobenzoic acid) some years ago with KMnO4. It worked ...
24-12-2020 at 12:29
by: Metacelsus
Experiments with liquid air
What did I just watch ...
22-12-2020 at 07:01
by: Metacelsus
Is it generally safe to openly evaporate heptane or does it pose an explosion hazard?
[rquote=651696&tid=156760&author=karlos³]I'm not a mechanic and actually, my knowledge is l ...
19-12-2020 at 19:12
by: Metacelsus
Mononitration of bromo and fluorobenzene
I was wondering too about separating the mixture w ...
14-12-2020 at 03:35
by: Metacelsus
Life on Venus?!
I just want to point out that follow-up observations have cast doubt on the original claim of phosph ...
13-12-2020 at 04:56
by: Metacelsus
Just arrived API 365 Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer
Very cool! Thanks for sharing the photos. I can't believe it was only £10.50 (although I suspect th ...
9-12-2020 at 11:14
by: Metacelsus
Electrolysis with high voltage and plasma "electrode"
Try this link:
29-11-2020 at 03:34
by: Metacelsus
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