I'm the one who asked for the info for the following reason:
Posted by Clyde on March 14, 1997 at 17:30:28:
In Reply to: Re: Don't try this at home! -OH onto dinitrobenzene? posted by Animal on March 14, 1997 at 16:41:34:
: : Someone posted a message a few days ago (it's lost now) asking for DNP synthesis information. As self-proclaimed local archivist/researcher, I happened to have an article on it in my files:
: : DDuchaine wrote:
: : How to make DNP:
: : 50g Benzene
: : 5gm mercuric nitrate
: : 300g nitric acid (50%)
: : Stir, heat to 50C for 5 hr.
: : 500ml cold water, chill
: : filter DNP out, wash with water and dry.
: : Now:
: : add:
: : 500ml water
: : 20gm lye
: : filtrate
: : HCl until acidic
: : Chill, filter, water wash & dried.
: : PS: Most of you will blow yourselves up doing this.
: : Dan Duchaine
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: : restraints or annoying/boring questions.
: : Phone consultations and contest prep available.
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: : [email protected]
: : -APF
: If you can do this and get all this stuff you would have by now figured out how to
: get DNP. This will cost you more than buying the DNP, let alone you will probably kill
: yourself trying to synthesize it. Futhermore, I don't see how it can WORK! Maybe I'm missing something
: here and PA or somebody can let me know if I'm wrong, but where does the phenol come in. After the boiling
: you have dinitrobenzene. This is not DNP. He is telling us that you can now throw in some lye and that is
: going onto a deactivated dinitrobenzene ring? What reaction is this? Maybe I'm wrong but I don't think
: it works that way. Anarchy in the USA!
Its extremelly hard to get chemical companies to send this compound out. In order for my "friend" to get it for me he has to sign a hole bunch of papers which he doesn't want to do (understanbably). So my thinking was that you could just make the stuff, without to much difficulty, from products that don't seem to conspicous, (DNP is a compound they do get very suspicious of). For the record the procedure that Duchaine wrote about doesn't seem write to me either, Lye is just a base, but I don't rembering it being that easy to dislodge an H from benzen and replacing it with the OH group. I'll consult my texts and reply on this. However, I would prefer to just order the crap. God knows it would be safer and save me a lot of hassles. So if you have any info on how to, and from who to order it, please post and or email me. MY LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT!! (hows that for a guilt trip). Later
- Re:You got it! Hi clyde! Animal 17:39:30 3/14/97