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best option for analysing chemicals in home lab
The one piece of equipment I use most is our infrared spectrometer. It is mainly useful for organic ...
2-11-2019 at 02:02
by: tshirtdr1
Is it possible to make this?
20-7-2017 at 18:23
by: tshirtdr1
Is it possible to make this?
CuReUS, Thanks. I am not a current ACS member, and don't have access to the journal. I may try to ge ...
20-7-2017 at 08:21
by: tshirtdr1
Is it possible to make this?
I have been trying to synthesize the following molecule for the past couple of days, but today I con ...
19-7-2017 at 11:55
by: tshirtdr1
Are HCl fumes not that strong or are these fumes not HCl?
I'm not trying to be negative, but if you are allowing your lab to fill with what you assume is HCl ...
13-6-2017 at 05:11
by: tshirtdr1
molecular sieve and acids (esterification)
If you heat the reaction flask above the boiling point of water, the sieves won't do you much good. ...
9-6-2017 at 18:35
by: tshirtdr1
KCl solution sparking in microwave but nopt with NaCl
Sodium hydroxide solution will spark in the microwave as well. Found that out the hard way.
9-6-2017 at 18:23
by: tshirtdr1
Reusing disposable bottle top filters - with new filter paper??
I use a plastic buchner funnel that comes apart in 2 pieces so it is easy to clean. About $20 and la ...
29-5-2017 at 16:11
by: tshirtdr1
Does anybody work in the "chemistry field"?
I teach at a small university. I enjoy it and I don't have a lot of advanced equipment, but I have m ...
26-5-2017 at 17:51
by: tshirtdr1
Women in Chemistry
I don't have any hard data. (Perhaps I should start keeping some.) However, I teach chemistry at a s ...
24-5-2017 at 03:38
by: tshirtdr1
Tesla Coil
I tried doing an ozonolysis with an ebay ozone generator, and it didn't work. I wouldn't waste my mo ...
19-5-2017 at 13:12
by: tshirtdr1
Mold killer for air conditiong fan blades & directional slats - keep home healthy!
Lysol makes a quaternary ammonium salt mixture for the purpose of killing mold. It is a commercial p ...
15-5-2017 at 16:26
by: tshirtdr1
is dibutyl phthalate useful for something other than to make phthalic acid
I'm a little late to the game here, but you could try to sell it. Diethyl is pretty easy to come by, ...
14-5-2017 at 17:00
by: tshirtdr1
Periodic Table of the Elements Display Case
Looks really great!
5-5-2016 at 15:54
by: tshirtdr1
Cheap vacuum pump
Harbor freight has cheap vacuum pumps. They even have a $20 one, but I cannot attest to its effectiv ...
29-4-2016 at 03:46
by: tshirtdr1
Al/NiCl2*6H2O: OTC hydride-like reactivity
I see it now. Thanks.
16-4-2016 at 15:32
by: tshirtdr1
Al/NiCl2*6H2O: OTC hydride-like reactivity
Wow! Thanks for sharing! I am always trying to save a buck. Does anyone have the full text?
15-4-2016 at 15:45
by: tshirtdr1
Big towers
Macckone is correct. I actually read a small book on this many years ago, when I was about 12 years ...
12-4-2016 at 19:29
by: tshirtdr1
OpenBabel - Informative Thread
I used openbabel in a script that I wrote about 10 years ago as a pre-docking setup. I cannot rememb ...
10-4-2016 at 18:26
by: tshirtdr1
Cinnamic Acid
For this reaction, you are getting an aldol addition, then elimination to form an alpha, beta unsatu ...
9-4-2016 at 04:30
by: tshirtdr1
Will check that out.
Thanks for the link. I will check out that forum.
8-4-2016 at 14:12
by: tshirtdr1
Oxidation of tertiary alcohol by KMnO4
[rquote=444628&tid=65830&author=Darkstar][rquote=444391&tid=65830&author=Stibnut]I w ...
7-4-2016 at 13:54
by: tshirtdr1
Thanks a lot!
I appreciate everyone's assistance. I am not in an amateur situation, but I am, sadly, an amateur at ...
7-4-2016 at 08:32
by: tshirtdr1
Thanks Dr. Bob
I will try your suggestions, especially bubbling N2. Thanks. I didn't think of that.

I only used ...
6-4-2016 at 06:40
by: tshirtdr1
Obviously, the problem is that I have no reference for this. I have seen that it can be done, but no ...
5-4-2016 at 11:31
by: tshirtdr1
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