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Trying to get rid of chemicals. Nearish Philadelphia
I'd gladly pay the shipping. I'm in Minnesota.

I certainly could use the red phosphorus.

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19-4-2019 at 21:48
by: PirateDocBrown
(Successfully) Ordering from Sigma Aldrich in the UK
Wonder if they can ship to the US?

If not, wonder if there's a similar company over here?


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27-3-2019 at 08:43
by: PirateDocBrown
Ferric Ammonium Citrate
Correct. Light transfers an electron from the citrate to the iron, reducing it to ferrous state. It ...
27-3-2019 at 08:40
by: PirateDocBrown
(Successfully) Ordering from Sigma Aldrich in the UK
This is a normal way for Aldrich to ship hazmat. I once even received red P packed like this.
26-3-2019 at 09:14
by: PirateDocBrown
Any interesting uses for dimethylglyoxime?
It is an indicator for the presence of nickel in solution.

It forms a characteristic strawberry r ...
24-3-2019 at 17:02
by: PirateDocBrown
convert PET plastic into HDPE
HDPE is made under pretty extreme conditions, for a home chemist, ie high temps and pressure. You're ...
19-3-2019 at 02:21
by: PirateDocBrown
convert PET plastic into HDPE
Sigh.

First of all, why would you want to do that? Bulk polymers like these are inexpensive commo ...
17-3-2019 at 13:28
by: PirateDocBrown
Nitric acid spill
5 miles from my house. These guys often have spills.

[Edited on 3/12/19 by PirateDocBrown]
12-3-2019 at 08:40
by: PirateDocBrown
Amateur Chemistry now vs several decades ago
Chemicals I have bought, in the last 4 years, OTC:

Wal-Mart:

Household vinegar
Hypochlorite b ...
27-2-2019 at 12:37
by: PirateDocBrown
An economical chain of experiments?
I totally concur about the MEK substitute.

I did a bit of research, and it turns out they only ma ...
22-2-2019 at 21:10
by: PirateDocBrown
Lab tips & tricks
Use sealed off pipettes or small test tubes to make ampoules to hold volatile or air/moisture sensit ...
20-2-2019 at 19:29
by: PirateDocBrown
Lab tips & tricks
Cut some thick rubber tubing to cushion iron rings that hold sep funnels. You don't want a funnel br ...
20-2-2019 at 19:27
by: PirateDocBrown
Recycling acetone after use in dry ice bath
Yep, I'd recycle it just as I recycle my wash acetone.

Vac distil, over anh. MgSO4, using a hot w ...
20-2-2019 at 19:19
by: PirateDocBrown
Preparation of cyanides
For Zn, look for pyrotechnic suppliers. Last I got some, it was $8 a pound, powdered.

And you can ...
15-2-2019 at 08:09
by: PirateDocBrown
Preparation of cyanides
You can just buy Prussian Blue. Laundry bluing is just a suspension of it, get some, dry it in an ov ...
11-2-2019 at 08:51
by: PirateDocBrown
Making Sodium Cyanide
Fe7(CN)18 + H3PO4 = FePO4 + HCN

That's laundry bluing, you can get it at Wal-Mart. Dry it, first. ...
11-2-2019 at 08:46
by: PirateDocBrown
Problems with Lithium Batteries
You get much more Li from A123 cells, if you can find them cheap enough. The chemistry is different, ...
29-7-2018 at 01:26
by: PirateDocBrown
Methylamine question
Don't answer homework questions. Redirect to educational materials.

And don't spoon feed on quest ...
16-6-2018 at 11:13
by: PirateDocBrown
Last chemical order?
Hexamine and Potassium Chlorate.
11-6-2018 at 09:21
by: PirateDocBrown
Disappearance of nitroethane
Phosphorus, easy to make? Not impossible, but easy, I wouldn't say so.
7-6-2018 at 15:06
by: PirateDocBrown
Thermometer Adapter
Run out to the hardware store and get several O rings. They will break, as chemicals attack them ove ...
5-6-2018 at 14:00
by: PirateDocBrown
A round of applause for ACE Hardware. Especially ones in small cities in semi-rural areas.
One of the local ACE franchisees carries Fertilome garden chemicals (Hi-Yield). Iron, Magnesium, Alu ...
23-5-2018 at 13:17
by: PirateDocBrown
A round of applause for ACE Hardware. Especially ones in small cities in semi-rural areas.
Yep, my local Ace also has the same stuff, in gallon cans. I got one. I get my Rooto there, too. Ano ...
21-5-2018 at 17:37
by: PirateDocBrown
Looming DCM Ban (US)
I never had a problem with the thixotrope ("glop"). It seems to sinter together in a kind of pancake ...
16-5-2018 at 19:13
by: PirateDocBrown
The Effects of a Chemically Illiterate Population; I give you C60's Magical Healing Powers
This was early 90's, so such early samples may have been impure. And we usually dissolved it in tolu ...
15-5-2018 at 03:20
by: PirateDocBrown
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