Author Topic: Does NaOH destroy Ketone or what?  (Read 4250 times)

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Does NaOH destroy Ketone or what?
« on: December 03, 2002, 04:11:00 PM »
swim has heard a bunch of shit about this does anyone actually know if the NaOH destroys ketone or what? can NaOH be used as long as the ph stays low? can someone enlighten us all.


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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2002, 06:22:00 PM »
Yeah, as long as the pH stays below 7.  ;)

In all seriousness, MDMA freebase and ketone co-exist with dilute aqueous NaOH without trouble. Don't go and boil MDMA freebase or ketone in NaOH, but other than that, don't worry.


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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2002, 01:33:00 AM »
NaOH causes the ketone to polymerize when heat is added, such as during distillation, lowering yield dramatically.

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