Author Topic: palladium on char.?  (Read 1416 times)

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paccman

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palladium on char.?
« on: October 05, 2004, 12:54:00 PM »
swim was wondering where swim might find palladium on charcoal for hydrogenation. can swim find this otc. or at some kind of hobby shop thankks

indole_amine

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no
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2004, 02:26:00 AM »
It is a specialty chemical - and very expensive, too. It is only used for chemical reactions involving hydrogen, usually (de-)hydrogenations, and has no other common applications that could serve as an excuse...

(think you will have to find a chem supplier to be able to buy it, nothing OTC...  ::) )

Tdurden969

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indole_amine

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sure - but it isn't very active when homemade
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2004, 05:33:00 PM »
Yep - but the prepared Pd/C has a very low acitivity if not done right...

(carbon particle size/shape seems to play an important role, as well as how deep the Pd is merged into it)

Better use your time searching for a chem supplier that will sell you 10 or 25 grams of good quality Pd/C 10%! It is worth the hassle and high price, really.

And make sure you use the opportunity to ask for NaBH4 and LAH, too...  ;)


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