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Professional chemist with small business in need of source of Lithium Aluminum Hydride and Sodium Cyanoborohydride
Indeed, if you're not breaking the law and only the zoning code is holding you back, just... focus o ...
17-5-2019 at 12:40
by: clearly_not_atara
Sulfur experiment ideas
I like the silicon thermite idea. Students hear a lot about silicon but they rarely ever see a piece ...
17-5-2019 at 11:04
by: clearly_not_atara
Why can't thionyl chloride be used to chlorinate oxalic acid to oxalyl chloride?
I would guess that SOCl2 reacts with phenol faster than it reacts with oxalate. Phenol is a much str ...
17-5-2019 at 10:53
by: clearly_not_atara
Attempt to make (CH3NH3)2Cr2O7
I'm rather glad that you didn't discover a new way to make hydrogen cyanide.
16-5-2019 at 16:15
by: clearly_not_atara
Dichloromethane
Chloroform is quite poisonous, even moreso than DCM last I checked, but its lower volatility means t ...
15-5-2019 at 10:15
by: clearly_not_atara
Why is selenic acid more oxidising than sulphuric?
It's a combination of the d-block contraction and the fact that larger atoms form weaker covalent bo ...
8-5-2019 at 14:06
by: clearly_not_atara
Has anyone here tried out whether the "leaching H2O2 from percarbonate" works?
This paper discusses some methods:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/004040209500 ...
6-5-2019 at 13:49
by: clearly_not_atara
on the distribution of r**2 values (a retraction)
mayko, I think you're missing something quite obvious, and I hope you're not too embarrassed when yo ...
4-5-2019 at 16:13
by: clearly_not_atara
God should've blessed Earth with more precious metals
[rquote=611442&tid=149641&author=j_sum1]Hmmm.
Do the same for titanium as was done for alum ...
4-5-2019 at 09:14
by: clearly_not_atara
God should've blessed Earth with more precious metals
[rquote=611324&tid=149641&author=draculic acid69]Price of asteroids[/rquote]

Asteroids ar ...
3-5-2019 at 12:25
by: clearly_not_atara
Is producing 4,4'-dichlorodiphenyl sulfone with H2SO4 possible?
From your description of what you're working with, it doesn't sound like you have the equipment nece ...
3-5-2019 at 12:14
by: clearly_not_atara
Tetrahydro Harmaline synthesis idea
The oxalate is necessary for the Reissert synthesis to proceed. Other esters do not work. In particu ...
3-5-2019 at 11:35
by: clearly_not_atara
Reaction between Magnesium and aqueous Sodium Metabisulfite (not Potassium Nitrate)
Mg + Na2S2O5 + H2O >> MgSO3 + Na2SO3 + H2 (g)
2-5-2019 at 16:56
by: clearly_not_atara
God should've blessed Earth with more precious metals
The high-electronegativity metals -- including PGM, Ag, Au, Re, Hg -- sank into the core during Eart ...
2-5-2019 at 16:50
by: clearly_not_atara
What happens to bonding during nuclear decay?
It's sort of like asking "what happens to the ocean during an earthquake?". The strong force is abou ...
2-5-2019 at 11:37
by: clearly_not_atara
Gold is dissolving in hot HCl + H2O2 solution
AFAIK it works fine. HNO3 is used in aqua regia because it was discovered long before hydrogen perox ...
30-4-2019 at 20:22
by: clearly_not_atara
Is producing 4,4'-dichlorodiphenyl sulfone with H2SO4 possible?
There’s an autoclave method in DE 2252571:

https://depatisnet.dpma.de/DepatisNet/depatisnet?act ...
28-4-2019 at 11:25
by: clearly_not_atara
EDTA to EDA? Naphazoline Synthesis
There are some reports on oxidative decarboxylation with persulfate and catalytic Ag+. If this rxn t ...
28-4-2019 at 11:13
by: clearly_not_atara
Ethanol + Urea --> Ethyl carbamate?
ZnO is a catalyst, IIRC.
26-4-2019 at 18:36
by: clearly_not_atara
Trying to get rid of chemicals. Nearish Philadelphia
[rquote=610249&tid=148444&author=fusso]If it's legal why would one get a visit from the poli ...
24-4-2019 at 18:47
by: clearly_not_atara
NaNO3 to KNO3 and purify it
The solubility of potassium chloride is not very high. I suggest using a more soluble potassium salt ...
20-4-2019 at 20:58
by: clearly_not_atara
Preparation of Oleum by Use of Phosphoric Acid
Silicon carbide is apparently used for some of these kinds of extremely corrosive solutions.

http ...
19-4-2019 at 12:35
by: clearly_not_atara
Preparation of Acetic Anhydride
The separation of Ac2O from AcOH is the harder question. I can't think of anything but fractional di ...
18-4-2019 at 14:23
by: clearly_not_atara
Possible OTC, 'safe' methylating agents
It’s the Pinner reaction. But apparently HCl is required. However, the basic idea still has merit. ...
17-4-2019 at 22:09
by: clearly_not_atara
Possible OTC, 'safe' methylating agents
So I had a sudden realization.

Orthoesters are produced by reacting a nitrile with an alcohol in ...
17-4-2019 at 16:07
by: clearly_not_atara
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