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Should we expect the UK govt. to Restrict knives and Boiling water?
Boiling water and knives? Unlikely, at least in some places, like: at home, in a kitchen of any sort ...
28-10-2023 at 07:46
by: Pumukli
Chrlorination of napthalene
Although the envisioned reaction pathway is a bit sketchy, but yes, probably those were in the oily ...
26-10-2023 at 08:41
by: Pumukli
Plutonium reactions - how'd they figure this stuff out?
j-sum, Ca as reducing agent seems fairly logical for me. Reductions by metals were widespread in tho ...
29-9-2023 at 21:02
by: Pumukli
NaClO from TCCA
As far as I know the solubility of TCCA in water is not too spectacular to say the least. (A few per ...
14-9-2023 at 09:41
by: Pumukli
Preparation of Ketones by Calcium salt Pyrolysis

Interesting what you wrote about the all-glass reactor. Could you make a picture or make a ...
31-8-2023 at 11:00
by: Pumukli
A theoretical question
As a more serious side note: Krapcho decarbethoxylation (or something like that) what clearly_not_at ...
30-8-2023 at 11:33
by: Pumukli
A theoretical question
Thanks for the idea of styrene elimination. It might be an interesting route - if I had the phenylet ...
29-8-2023 at 11:36
by: Pumukli
A theoretical question
Thanks! (And silly me, as I forgot that the first step was hydrolysis, then came the decarboxilation ...
28-8-2023 at 20:19
by: Pumukli
A theoretical question
I'm curious about the experts' opinion on the following:

What are the odds that I could successfu ...
28-8-2023 at 09:30
by: Pumukli
DIY Spectrometry Questions
The answer is yes to your first question. Yes, the setup could be useful for reaction kinetics measu ...
21-8-2023 at 06:29
by: Pumukli
Non polar/oil soluble copper salts synthesis?
Maybe using a,o-dicarboxylic acids (adipic-, suberic-, azelaic, sebacic acids) or trying to aim for ...
16-8-2023 at 10:45
by: Pumukli
Nitromethane production
If memory serves me well alkyl-halide + NaNO2 -> nitroalkane reaction requires DMSO as solvent. E ...
10-8-2023 at 09:59
by: Pumukli
(iso-)amyl salicylate - the most intriguing ester

Came across this thing:

"Synthesis of n-Amyl Salicylate Catalyzed by Sodium Hydrogen Sulfate
M ...
27-7-2023 at 09:07
by: Pumukli


P-Nitro-Pyridine-N-Oxide crystals (are they? :D ) on the tip of a glass r ...
17-7-2023 at 10:11
by: Pumukli
Usage of potassium chlorate in organic chemistry
Maybe it oxidizes chloride back to chlorine. Then chlorine makes various chlorinated (substituted) p ...
1-7-2023 at 06:43
by: Pumukli
Proline decarboxylations
I'm glad that at least one man found my efforts worthwhile. :-)

The "catalytic ammount" of ketone ...
28-6-2023 at 10:49
by: Pumukli
Iodination of dibenazlacetone
No info on iodination but brominations and chlorinations work like this:


23-6-2023 at 09:25
by: Pumukli
benzyl methyl ether
Entirely unrelated search a few minutes ago resulted this:


If I get it rig ...
23-6-2023 at 09:07
by: Pumukli
Beginner question related to patent reading
The 10% Pd means not only "twice the surface covered" but different size-distribution of the metal " ...
12-5-2023 at 01:18
by: Pumukli
Beginner question related to patent reading
10 g 5% PdC is not always equivalent to 5g 10% PdC in a real world flask! PdC is more than Pd + C mi ...
10-5-2023 at 23:35
by: Pumukli
Sequence of 'color reactions'
For the sequence of pourings:

1st glass of diluted (pH 10 or so) NaOH - colourless

2nd glass a ...
13-12-2022 at 11:32
by: Pumukli
benzyl acetone = 4-phenylbutan-2-one by hydrogenation of benzylideneacetone with H2 on palladium catalyst
Fery, I bought my Pd/C on a sort of sale too. I don't know anything else about it besides the bottl ...
2-12-2022 at 13:59
by: Pumukli
benzyl acetone = 4-phenylbutan-2-one by hydrogenation of benzylideneacetone with H2 on palladium catalyst
Very good, Fery! A low pressure hydrogenation on Pd/C! Without inert atmosphere. With the help of a ...
2-12-2022 at 10:11
by: Pumukli
Vacuum vs steam distillation?
I like this "coincidental wave" I'm living through nowadays. :D

Believe it or not, on this (very) ...
30-11-2022 at 14:52
by: Pumukli
Bromination of 1,3 benzodioxole to 5-Bromo-1,3-benzodioxole?
Maybe the orientation would be different.
Maybe the availability is different (for an amateur).
29-11-2022 at 07:01
by: Pumukli
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