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Looking for interesting/useful reaction that uses UV light as catalyst or energy source
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11-8-2020 at 13:59
by: Sigmatropic
Would you feel comfortable using aniline and n,n-dimethylaniline (possible carcinogens) in a home lab?
We are missing the point why some anilines are such potent carcinogens and others are not.

I've o ...
11-8-2020 at 13:10
by: Sigmatropic
Idea of reactions for Rhodium on carbon
Hydrogenations in home set up are not to be taken lightly. It is a catalyst after all and hydrogenat ...
10-8-2020 at 13:22
by: Sigmatropic
What Happened in Beirut
[rquote=642302&tid=155931&author=Pyro_cat] [/rquote] much dark red at the top right, exactly ...
5-8-2020 at 21:50
by: Sigmatropic
What Happened in Beirut
There is no way in knowing what the density of that ship is, it's probably classified, but I'm guess ...
5-8-2020 at 14:11
by: Sigmatropic
(safer) fluorination of benzaldehyde?
[rquote=642003&tid=155910&author=karlosĀ³]
2-FA is boring by the way, the 3- position is m ...
2-8-2020 at 08:59
by: Sigmatropic
Making Reducing agents and oxidizing agents
Lithium Borohydride above sodium aluminum hydride? I don't think so.
1-8-2020 at 01:02
by: Sigmatropic
Disposal of solvents
Burning would be better, except for chloroform containing waste, disposing as flammable chemical was ...
30-7-2020 at 21:24
by: Sigmatropic
Phenethylamine from acetophenone
In reductive amination the acid speeds up the imine formation by activation of the carbonyl and elem ...
26-7-2020 at 02:14
by: Sigmatropic
Phenethylamine from acetophenone
You could also use a Neber rearrangement followed by a clemmensen reduction. Wolf kishner is not sui ...
25-7-2020 at 23:48
by: Sigmatropic
Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
I just had another idea, what if you make ethylene oxalate from dimethyl/diethyl oxalate and ethylen ...
19-7-2020 at 07:11
by: Sigmatropic
Amide synthesis by dehydration of N - substituted carboxylate salts
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040403919310950#:~:text=Phosphorus%20pentoxide%2 ...
5-7-2020 at 08:05
by: Sigmatropic
Converting Amine Sulfate into Amine Hydrochloride ?
Dissolve in water pass over a strong basic ion exchange resin Cl- form (amberlite IRA-400 for instan ...
4-7-2020 at 13:30
by: Sigmatropic
Chemists turn alcohol into amino acids, the building blocks of life.
Link is buried in the article. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-020-0482-8
29-6-2020 at 10:51
by: Sigmatropic
Oxalyl Chloride Challenge
Has anyone considered chlorinating ethylene carbonate and decomposing the tetrachloroethylene carbon ...
24-6-2020 at 12:27
by: Sigmatropic
Mysterious orange-brown residue inside used glassware
Don't inhale or ingest it, avoid skin contact, Clean it in a well ventilated area. Even if it is one ...
22-6-2020 at 11:58
by: Sigmatropic
Darzen condensation
I fail to see how the glycidic ester can form a sodium salt.
18-6-2020 at 20:47
by: Sigmatropic
Glassware identification
Perkin triangle, I guess.
18-6-2020 at 09:49
by: Sigmatropic
Cyclic diester from 2,2'-oxydibenzoic acid?
If you could dehydrate it to the cyclic anhydride then that would be a nice access point to the brom ...
14-6-2020 at 21:34
by: Sigmatropic
Dean-stark method annoying azeotropes
In industry butyryl chloride is commercially available and we would not bother starting from the aci ...
12-6-2020 at 15:58
by: Sigmatropic
Question help
Crotyl imine tetra anion, the conjugate acid is a compound of the class of a,b-unsaturated imines. T ...
9-6-2020 at 21:55
by: Sigmatropic
Removing denaturing agents from alcohol
Sorry for derailing more but I can already imagine the poor soul putting some sort of pyrophoric sub ...
29-5-2020 at 09:35
by: Sigmatropic
Grade 10 Highschool Science
Oversimplification at its finest. It's the equivalence of quantification to the point of failed util ...
28-5-2020 at 13:12
by: Sigmatropic
Pretty Pictures (2)
Ammonium chloride that crystallized out beautifully overnight after postponing the wash up of this 2 ...
28-5-2020 at 12:51
by: Sigmatropic
Repairing a 90s IKA stirrer hotplate
Do you really recommend joining the broken heating element together with aluminum foil? I would cons ...
26-5-2020 at 13:34
by: Sigmatropic
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