Dibenzoylmethane is a compoud which I will use to prepare the famous Nurdrage's triboluminescent crystals. It's not an easy synthesis, but works quite well. The only thing I suggest is to buy the acetophenone rather than make it because the synthesis was ...
Warning, this synthesis operates close to autoignition point of kerosene, so be extemely careful !!!
I really discourage anyone attempting this procedure without proper safety precautions, it would be much safer to use nitrogen atmosphere, but my gas reg...
Phenylacetylene is a useful chemical for preparing many chemioluminescent dyes. I followed procedure found in a university textbook for laboratory preparations, but the procedure wasn't very well thought through so it did work, but not very well.
6-bromohexanoic acid will be used to prepare capsaicin. I copied procedure by UC235, but rather then hydrolyzing the polycaprolactone to 6-hydroxyhexanoic acid and then brominating it with HBr/H2SO4, I prepared the bromo acid in one step using a PTC catal...
TEBAC or BTEAC is often used as a PTC (phase transfer catalyst) for many organic reactions and it's quite easy to prepare, the only downside is that it's very hydroscopic, about the same as calcium chloride.
MeCN -- acetonitrile
TEA -- tr...
This is a quite simple synthesis of green chemioluminescent dye 9,10-bis(phenylethylnyl)anthracene.
My yield was so crappy because I think I used more DMF than reccomended and because of that most of my product was dissolved and didn't crash out of the m...
This is quite simple synthesis of phenylacetylene.
*1 the effective Mw of KOH is 66g/mol due to adsorbed CO2 and water.
Please let me know about what you'd like me to change in my videos, I mean like structure and so on, thanks...
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This is very easy and nice synthesis of 5-bromovanillin an important precursor for syringaldehyde.
The vanillin smells really nice but the bromo derivate has almost no smell at all, which is quite interesting, cause in my experience bromo derivates usual...
It's very important to use dry diethylether and dry glassware otherwise low yields are observed.
The phenyllithium is extremely reactive and pyrophoric so have fire extinguisher nearby, the diethylether is extrmeley flammable and volatile so no flames an...
This is very dangerous synthesis, the bromine is very toxic and irritating and benzene is carcinogen so be very careful!!
If you have the option to buy this compound do it, this reaction is low yielding and not very nice.
The reaction shouldn't be warme...
Hi, I am finally back with a new lab and new synthesis. This one is going to be one of upcoming synthesis of chemioluminescent dyes and compounds.
In this reaction is essential to use distilled water.
Note 1.- It's better to use water with some SO2 ...
My first attemp to post a synthesis of something in here, in you like it please tell me in the comments and I will post another.
Okay so here's a few things i couldn't add to the video:
All of this stuff is REALLY toxic expecially p-nitroaniline, so a...
I'm back and i promise, that i'll try to post more and more videos.
This is very nice experiment also very easy if you have the chemicals it's also much more brighter and longer than ordinary luminescence of luminol.
If you have any questions just ask.....
KClO3 is very powerfull oxidizing agent and with right stuff it can even explode..
Be extremely carefull KClO3 can explode unpredictable and blow your hand off,do this experiment only with small amount of mixture!!!...