Posted by Animal on March 19, 1997 at 21:23:26:
Have you ever made DNP that way yourself? You don't need a solvent for the
merc nit and the benzene? And if you don't, shouldn't the merc nitrate be
added dropwise to a stirred benzene. Oxymercuration should be done at room
temp. and should be allowed to complete before adding the nitric acid?
I think I can do the birch rx using liquid ammonia from a cylinder and I'm going
to look up those patents. I don't forsee any difficult distillation or equipment
for using this technique. The hardest part will be getting the liquid ammonia
cylinder as everything else is rather common if expensive.
anarchy in the USA!
- Re: PA PA 09:49:13 3/20/97