Author Topic: Chromate instead of Dichromate in Oxy synth  (Read 557 times)

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AlphaNumeric

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Chromate instead of Dichromate in Oxy synth
« on: June 04, 2004, 12:18:00 PM »
In Lone Ranges synth of Oxycodone here (second synth on the page):

https://www.thevespiary.org/rhodium/Rhodium/chemistry/oxycodone2.html


does it matter if Sodium Chromate is used as opposed to the Dichromate salt? I'm not completely familiar with the mechanism for which the Dichromate is needed so I thought I'd better ask.

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Dichromate
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2004, 12:51:00 PM »
Im not familiar with such synths but I assume that the dichromate is used as an oxidising agent. The dichromate is a stonger oxidising agent than chromate and im not sure if chromate would even work.. remember that it neednt be sodium dichromate- any compound with the dichromate (VI) ion should work.