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Propylene carbonate

Dancing Rain - 3-6-2018 at 17:11

I was wondering if anyone knows of an OTC source or synthesis for propylene carbonate.

I've read that the alkali metals can be directly electrolyzed from solutions of the chloride in propylene carbonate, and was curious to try this myself. It sure seems like a simpler route to the alkali metals than anything else I've read.

That said, if it works for the alkali metals, I' curious to see if it could be a valid route to other metals, like the alkaline earths and the lanthanoids.

[Edited on 6.4.2018 by Dancing Rain]

Vosoryx - 3-6-2018 at 17:34

utfse, c'mon, this was the top result.

Urea and propylene glycol, reflux with ZnO. A way to clear the condenser of the NH4CO3 is nice... heat gun or someway of clearing the condenser by knocking it down. Then distill.
Oh, and you mean "Propylene CARBONATE" not "Propylene CHLORIDE".

[Edited on 4-6-2018 by Vosoryx]

Dancing Rain - 3-6-2018 at 19:17

My sincere apologies. I must have made a typo when I searched, because i didn't find that :(

May I delete this post in shame?

[Edited on 6.4.2018 by Dancing Rain]

j_sum1 - 3-6-2018 at 19:25

Quote: Originally posted by Dancing Rain  
May I delete this post in shame?]

Nah. We will keep it here for posterity. But I can close it so that anyone who stumbles by here in a search will be redirected to the thread with all of the information.

No shame. Welcome to SM. Stick around and have some fun. And thanks for a good question.