El_Zorro (Hive Addict)
12-03-02 07:46
No 385754
      Dimethyl sulfate hell  Bookmark   

Alright, where the hell does a non-professional chemist get DMS??  I guess I could make some MeI, but I don't have LG RP, and I don't feel like getting the HUGE amounts of matchbooks that would be required to make the amount of MeI worthwhile.  I've thought about saying fuck it and just running a reaction like the one at Rhodium's site to make diethyl sulfate, just substituting methanol.
../rhodium/chemistry /diethylsulfate.html

But then, there's also the huge risk of cancer.frown  And there's this little warning Post 376738 (Rhodium: "Dimethyl sulfate", Chemistry Discourse) about making it yourself from Rhodium, who also thinks that it's not really quite as dangerous as people make it out to be, provided proper lab procedures are carried out.  So that just makes me wonder just how dangerous making it yourself would actually be.  Would that reaction even work?  Do any bees have any experience with it?  Does anyone have any thoughts on DMS?

It is seductive, way too seductive.             -Eleusis
(Hive Bee)
12-03-02 09:41
No 385776
      Read these first  Bookmark   

For the preparation of dimethyl sulfate (DMS) Post 278794 (halfapint: "Re: Dimethyl/Diethyl Sulfate", Chemistry Discourse) seems to be the easiest synthesis, read the whole thread too. Then there are also Post 208007 (legionbob: "OTC preperation of Dimethyl sulfate?", Tryptamine Chemistry) and Post 55178 (dildoque: "DMS", Chemistry Discourse). I could've said UTFSE but I guess posting links to the good stuff also makes UTFSE easier.
(Hive Bee)
12-03-02 09:58
No 385777
      Just to avoid any confusion  Bookmark   

There is a big difference between DMS and DMS.  That is, dimethyl sulfide, and dimethyl sulfate.  Threw me off for a second reading it until I realized that both share the same acronym.

(Chief Bee)
12-04-02 11:58
No 386143
      Got a fume hood?  Bookmark   

Zorro: If you have a fume hood, then making it yourself is no problem, it has been discussed extensively by Halfapint and Antoncho et al.