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I read that the yields are very low like 10%, and isolating the pure borohydride without decomposition would be tricky.
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And why isn't this method used or talked about more? I see no cheap magnesium diboride or easy way to make it
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Honestly kind of overcomplicated when you can just buy the best precursor to borohydride and react it with alkali hydroxides
What's the precursor?
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News / Re: DEA To Update Watched Chemicals List To Include Sodium Borohydride
« Last post by Loki on Yesterday at 07:15:22 PM »

Honestly kind of overcomplicated when you can just buy the best precursor to borohydride and react it with alkali hydroxides
What's the precursor?

I'd be interested to know as well, because I was under the impression the easiest for the amateur would be sodium hydride and trimethyl borate. I was thinking borane and sodium hydroxide, but I am fairly sure that would produce sodium metal.
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News / Re: DEA To Update Watched Chemicals List To Include Sodium Borohydride
« Last post by big mac on February 19, 2024, 10:12:46 AM »

Honestly kind of overcomplicated when you can just buy the best precursor to borohydride and react it with alkali hydroxides
What's the precursor?
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News / Re: DEA To Update Watched Chemicals List To Include Sodium Borohydride
« Last post by atara on February 19, 2024, 06:41:31 AM »
Not sure I understand the fuss about nabh4 being watched, the time spent figuring out how to get or make nabh4 could be better spent figuring out how to reduce without it

There was this chinese patent, the NaBH4 was made from Mg metal and some borax sodium carbonate, water in a ball mill: https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=158235

 One would have to make a tightly sealed ball mill, that could bee filled with argon though and afterwards wind a way to recrystallise the NaBH4 without hydrolysis. Quite a bit of a hassle and specialised equipment.
Honestly kind of overcomplicated when you can just buy the best precursor to borohydride and react it with alkali hydroxides
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Various new users are spamming this board with nonsense, all likely just bots. god knows what reason someone would waste their time doing so, but indeed it is occurring.

Please promptly execute these braindead larvae and chemically destroy their remains so our humble vespiary will be clean of their unwelcome filth and nonsensical tomfoolery.

Many thanks <3 (Also delete this post if you wish once the task is completed)
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News / Re: Recent log in problems at science madness
« Last post by java on February 06, 2024, 06:41:02 PM »
...you're right Polverone came on line and explained the problem with the storage disk and fixed it.....java
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News / Re: Recent log in problems at science madness
« Last post by Sawdust and Honey on February 06, 2024, 03:15:35 PM »
It's gonna be fine Java, last time that happened it was up after a day or two if I remember correctly. The legacy will not die ;). Way too many people involved in this!
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News / Recent log in problems at science madness
« Last post by java on February 06, 2024, 03:01:44 PM »
.....its been a while now, but some changes over at Sciencemadness have caused the forum to go off line just too often,...Polvorone had always kept it on line, but with changes in administration many things have changed shadows of Sauron  and changes in internet server...whatever the cause, it seems changes are here to stay.......java
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