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[*] posted on 6-11-2010 at 18:30
Procuring mercuric acetate and sodium borohydride


What are your sources for these very necessary chemicals?

In trying to find a source of sodium borohydride, I ended up here:
http://www.horizonfuelcell.com/store.htm

Their "hydropak" product supplies hydrogen after adding water to a solid state source, which I'm thinking might be sodium borohydride. Has anyone had experience getting NaBH4 from this source or another similar source? I'm just concerned separating the NaBH4 from the solid matrix might be a pain in the ass and not practical.

So, where do you men find these reagents?
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[*] posted on 6-11-2010 at 18:47


Should have read more

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he fuel cartridge used in the MiniPak called HydroSTIK has a battery-like form factor and contains a special metal alloy that allows hydrogen to be stored in a solid-state, as part of the metal alloy matrix inside the cartridge.

http://www.horizonfuelcell.com/store/hydrostik.htm

Likely Al+Ga, or less so a reactive alloy such as NaAl.

Mercuric acetate is not too difficult if you can get mercury.



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[*] posted on 6-11-2010 at 19:04


Quote: Originally posted by not_important  
Should have read more


LOL you're right, I should have read more.

What a bummer though. How do you get your NaBH4, not_important?
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[*] posted on 7-11-2010 at 01:08


There was some on ebay in canada about two weeks ago, 71USD for 100g, its gone now, keep your eyes peeled, it shows up on the forum sometimes too
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[*] posted on 9-11-2010 at 01:48


"very necessary chemicals"?

For what?
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[*] posted on 9-11-2010 at 02:28


mercuric acetate should not be hard to make ones self as not_important suggested

boro might be a little harder to come by

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"very necessary chemicals"?

For what?
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hmmmm someones doing naughty stuff by the sounds of it rofl rofl

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LOL you're right, I should have read more.

What a bummer though. How do you get your NaBH4, not_important?
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hmmmmm i dont think ne ones gonna give you there source for boro
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[*] posted on 9-11-2010 at 07:48


Quote: Originally posted by zed  
"very necessary chemicals"?

For what?


For adding water to double bonds.

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[*] posted on 9-11-2010 at 12:15


I don't use NaBH4, so obtaining is not a problem. In the past it was simply purchased, or obtained with the aid of various research folk when the local conditions made purchase difficult; always small quantities so issues of ... activities the Laws would be interested in did not arise.
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[*] posted on 22-11-2010 at 21:43


There are sources for both mercuric acetate and sodium borohydride that sell to hobbyists. They are not that hard to find and have already been posted on this board.
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[*] posted on 7-6-2015 at 14:30



How would one dispose of mercuric acetate and chloride. I have about 50 grams of each and need to get rid of them. Is there any easy way to convert to mercury metal?
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[*] posted on 8-6-2015 at 06:35


If you don"t know": you went over your head.

but besides, what would you need 50 grams of mercury for?

Ps: bring it to the local chemical waste center?

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[*] posted on 8-6-2015 at 09:33


Quote: Originally posted by jock88  

How would one dispose of mercuric acetate and chloride. I have about 50 grams of each and need to get rid of them. Is there any easy way to convert to mercury metal?


I would suggest selling it to gh34522 as that solves two peoples problems. But mercury salts are best disposed of as the sulfide as those are pretty insol. and safer for the environment.

Opps, missed the 5 year gap. Maybe post what country you are in and someone local can arrange to buy it. There likely is someone who would like it.

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[*] posted on 8-6-2015 at 09:42


Quote: Originally posted by Dr.Bob  
I would suggest selling it to gh34522 as that solves two peoples problems.

If he's still looking five years later, he should find a new hobby.




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[*] posted on 8-6-2015 at 12:52



Thought it a pity to give to local hazardous center. But will do if I have to.

It's BDH General purpose reagent (98%) 100g of each.

I want the mercury metal to put into the bottle with my other 500 grams!!!
Back in the good old days you could purchase 500 grams mercury metal over the counter at the lab supply house.
Is it legal to put through the post (europe)
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[*] posted on 8-6-2015 at 13:24


reduce it
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[*] posted on 8-6-2015 at 13:29


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