Author Topic: Nitromethane as 02 wacker solvent  (Read 1068 times)

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scram

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Nitromethane as 02 wacker solvent
« on: July 18, 2002, 11:18:00 PM »
Im not smart enough about chemical conversions to know if this is too dangerous. I do know that MeN02 is supposed to be much more volatile under pressure. And is 50% 02 by weight. Could this 02 be stripped off the compound and added to the Safrol. If so, what would the Men02 be 'reduced' to? Or is this a compound that won't give up its oxygen like so?

lab_bitch

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There are many different oxidizers that can be ...
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2002, 05:08:00 PM »
There are many different oxidizers that can be potentially applied for use in the wacker.  Basically, anything that will oxidize Cu+ to Cu+2 will work, so long as it doesn't interfere with the reaction or react with the safrole or ketone.  I don't think nitro compounds will work.  Alkyl nitrites definitely work, and sodium nitrite and nitrate have been used for other wacker applications before.