Ed_Bullwinkle (Hive Bee)
03-19-03 03:40
No 418881
      Toluene  Bookmark   

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 ??? 


Tirds CAN fly ! they can !
(Hive Bee)
03-19-03 06:35
No 418932
      Hexane can be converted to benzaldehyde as...
(Rated as: chemistry challenged)

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.
(Hive Bee)
03-19-03 07:55
No 418952
      benzoic acid - otc?  Bookmark   

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

It means buckle your seatbelts dorothy, because kansas ... is going bye bye
(Hive Addict)
03-20-03 04:59
No 419283
      doesnīt matter  Bookmark   

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 donīt live on a jail island as it seems. Placebo must be warder as he never reports these problems......blush)