Author Topic: Toluene  (Read 549 times)

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« on: March 19, 2003, 03:40:00 AM »
Today I checked the shelfs of 2 of the US's biggest Hardware Depots and I didn't find any toluene.

Not stores or Companies,,, but what are some sources for toluene.   No I dont want a substitute,
Not unless it's an EasyOTC purchase and the substitution has paths that lead to a useful Benzaldehyde.


.... UTFSE.. yeah yeah I get so lazy, so fast.

I found local OTC toluene as 'rubber raft cleaner' 

1 more Question: 
can n,Hexane be converted to benzaldehyde, BenzylChloride, p2p ??? 



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Hexane can be converted to benzaldehyde as...
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2003, 06:35:00 AM »
Hexane can be converted to benzaldehyde as follows:

Buy hexane. Then, but it in a jar and leave it there for a while. In the meantime, buy benzoic acid. Reduce it with LiAlH4, and PRESTO! you have benzaldehide. Alternatively, buy benzyl alcohol. Oxidixe it carefully with KMnO4 and VOILA! you have benzaldehyde. Wow - the power of modern chemistry.


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benzoic acid - otc?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2003, 07:55:00 AM »
ware o ware canst we gets benzoic acid? we get our non beeish friends to get it yes?

could phenol go somewhere with this too?

*cringes* I know I know utfse


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doesn´t matter
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2003, 04:59:00 AM »
he reduces the benzoic with LiAlH4 whats even more OTC......

Benzaldehyde aka oil of bitter almonds will be easier to get as one of these, and whats about toluene + MnO2 + H2SO4 --> benzaldehyde?

ah, UTFSE!

anything goes
(if you don´t live on a jail island as it seems. Placebo must be warder as he never reports these problems...... :-[ )