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Advice for Low Temperature Phenol Synthesis from Salicylic Acid
Copper catalysts don't work on salicylic acid alone. They need pyridine-type ligands to work. With n ...
13-6-2021 at 05:07
by: UC235
Question about sulfonation of furan
Start here: DOI: 10.1021/jo01371a003

Gives prep of the Pyridine*SO3 reagent and 4 different preps ...
2-6-2021 at 16:11
by: UC235
Nearly glacial acetic acid
Acetic acid does not form an azeotrope, so that's a non-option.
26-5-2021 at 15:25
by: UC235
A Note on the Synthesis of 3-Nitrophthalic Acid
I got 35% yield with a mp of 205-213C, so not quite pure but not bad, and sufficient for luminol. I ...
24-4-2021 at 19:13
by: UC235
why still lead in paints that are labeled "Lead Safe" ?
Lead paint is considered >5000mg/kg dry weight. So while it does contain some lead, it is probabl ...
2-4-2021 at 12:11
by: UC235
Yield of Nencki reaction
You could start by using the orgsyn procedure for your target compound (which does use acetic anhydr ...
20-3-2021 at 15:10
by: UC235
Hydrazine sulfate and sodium sulfate separation
As far as I know, hydrazine sulfate doesn't ever form large or transparent crystals, but if you're g ...
7-3-2021 at 05:59
by: UC235
Naphthalene storage
Glass is fine. You will definitely smell it through HDPE, at least eventually, but you won't lose a ...
5-3-2021 at 15:14
by: UC235
Hydrazine process here outdated?
Bleach and urea are super cheap. Industry is very different from amateur.

We're not using the Bay ...
2-3-2021 at 18:45
by: UC235
Cold and Minty
Menthol is a solid at room temperature. A decent freezer should be about -20C. The yield might be a ...
2-3-2021 at 18:30
by: UC235
Anyone have a simple tetrapropylammonium bromide?
No, you'd need to start from n-propanol. Conversion to n-propyl bromide should be fairly trivial and ...
20-2-2021 at 08:12
by: UC235
Odd behaviour of a pickling gel
Well, mistake #1 was putting HF in glass.

More directly related is that since it's a gel, it cle ...
9-2-2021 at 17:09
by: UC235
Any way to tell if there is bromobenzene in benzene?
[rquote=654309&tid=156986&author=DraconicAcid]The Beilstein test, I think it's called- dip a ...
3-2-2021 at 20:14
by: UC235
Acylal and "ketylal" properties
Here's a prep of a benzylidene diacetate: http://orgsyn.org/Content/pdfs/procedures/cv2p0441.pdf
2-2-2021 at 18:29
by: UC235
The chemistry of Sorbic acid
Not particularly helpful, but with reference to the original post, here is what one of the thiobarbi ...
26-1-2021 at 16:22
by: UC235
making fused quartz at a lower tenperature using silica gel
A similar idea is how the material called Vycor is produced. A very alkali-rich borosilicate glass i ...
25-1-2021 at 17:26
by: UC235
Does methanol smell like anything to you?
[rquote=653706&tid=156525&author=njl]I always buy klean strip denatured fuel alcohol as a so ...
25-1-2021 at 15:01
by: UC235
Preparation of 3,4,5 trimethoxyphenylpyruvic acid
It seems like the benzoic acid substantially complicates the purification. Would starting from acety ...
24-1-2021 at 20:21
by: UC235
KCl or KHCO3 / K2CO3 from KNO3
KCl is often available extremely cheaply as water softener salt. I'm not sure how common this is in ...
24-1-2021 at 17:59
by: UC235
Ethylene Glycol from Antifreeze
Even the "concentrate" antifreeze contains some water. Be sure to discard the forerun. There's also ...
22-1-2021 at 18:06
by: UC235
Preparation of furfural from cherry gum and other pentose sources
When I attempted to produce furfural from ribose I found that the conversion to furfural seemed to b ...
2-1-2021 at 07:44
by: UC235
Reduction mechanism
SET is single-electron transfer. Bulk metallic zinc (with an active surface maintained by the acetic ...
25-12-2020 at 11:22
by: UC235
Campa-chem original as formaldehyde source?
You do know that formalin normally contains 10-15% methanol to limit polymerization of the formaldeh ...
25-12-2020 at 11:08
by: UC235
Is it normal to get low yields all the time, or am I a bad organic chemist?
Depends what you're doing and scale. Mechanical losses on small preparations can cause large drops i ...
24-12-2020 at 20:54
by: UC235
I need help finding the very bane of roaches existence...
Wood roaches do not actually live or breed indoors and need moist environment (ie: outdoors) but end ...
10-12-2020 at 17:50
by: UC235
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