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[*] posted on 5-6-2020 at 19:05
Methods for Identifying Chemicals


Hi, I am new here and I am setting up my own personal lab. I have quite a lot of starting equipment that I have bought or received as a gift. However, I plan on doing my own reactions and trying to modify syntheses, and some of my products come out so different that it is hard to determine what chemicals I am making. I was wondering if there are some nice machines that can be used for this. I mean I don't want to spend 20,000$ on an NMR machine, but I have heard from the grapevine that you can find one for cheap. For example, I was working with Tannic Acid in hopes of breaking off the Gallic acid units with Sodium Metabisulfite. My problem is making sure that my products are what I predicted them to be.



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[*] posted on 5-6-2020 at 19:41


I could analyze your samples for you. I have my own lab with and NMR, FTIR, and GCMS.
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I could analyze your samples for you. I have my own lab with and NMR, FTIR, and GCMS.


I would be interested in that, but I'd need to check state laws for sending packages like that. My own school lab offers the service, but its expensive even for faculty. Some charge like 200$ for a small batch of samples.




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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 00:42


for amateur chemists analysing their compounds is the hardest part, you could use wet chemistry sometimes, but you can never be sure 100% to what you have.
you could try with an used MS system, some of the members here have one, or multiple instruments, but still, complex molecules can be hard to identify, expecially if you are dealing with a mixture.





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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 02:09


Quote: Originally posted by aab18011  
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I could analyze your samples for you. I have my own lab with and NMR, FTIR, and GCMS.


I would be interested in that, but I'd need to check state laws for sending packages like that. My own school lab offers the service, but its expensive even for faculty. Some charge like 200$ for a small batch of samples.


Hello? State law does not cover US mail. Troll?




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[*] posted on 6-6-2020 at 10:01


Quote: Originally posted by arkoma  
Quote: Originally posted by aab18011  
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From: Bmoore55
I could analyze your samples for you. I have my own lab with and NMR, FTIR, and GCMS.


I would be interested in that, but I'd need to check state laws for sending packages like that. My own school lab offers the service, but its expensive even for faculty. Some charge like 200$ for a small batch of samples.


Hello? State law does not cover US mail. Troll?


No no, I'm not troll. I am pretty serious about this too because I am trying to put together a research proposal and give it to my advisor, but I need proof that my syntheses are correct. I was supposed to be working on a way to use indole as a carrier for various ligands our lab is interested in.


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for amateur chemists analysing their compounds is the hardest part, you could use wet chemistry sometimes, but you can never be sure 100% to what you have.
you could try with an used MS system, some of the members here have one, or multiple instruments, but still, complex molecules can be hard to identify, expecially if you are dealing with a mixture.

Yeah, I was thinking about the wet chem identification, and I will be using some methods. I need to wait until I can acquire some more chemicals, Sigma makes using dept. based discounts a nightmare.




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