"Mark Pinese" <email@example.com> wrote in message
I think NaHCO3 will only take care of the N2O3 ----> HNO2 system
and then only to the pH equilibrium between HCO3-/NO2- system.
Bicarb will not do anything to the uncharged NO and NO2 or N2O4.
With them you will also have an equlibribrum. Dunno details. BUT:
I suggest that once you have the reaction done, add plenty of NaNO3
(Sod. Nitrate) to split and salt-out the organic and water phases from
each other. Then you MAY have a relatively pure organic phase.
Dunno, how abundant these Actone condensates will be.
The longer and higher t and T are the more you will get.
I'd use not only "some" Urea*HNO3, I would saturate both the IPA and
the HNO3 conc. separately with it first and then mix the 2 slowly
in an **ice bath** under *gentle* shaking. NO stirring. The shit you
are cooking here has very unpredictable tendencies, and if things
just go according to Murphy's law, and they will, it'll certainly blow up
in your face. Don't do neither the classical mistake of making "certain"
by doing it with a few ml first to make "sure", and when nothing happens
assume that a 10 to 100 fold scale up will be ok. It will not be ok!
It will be worse and more dangerous and less predictable.
I can't tell you whether you should dribble IPA into HNO3 or the other
way around to get better yields, only experiment will show, BUT your
33C and even the 25C looks to me like then temp for a bomb!
That is way too hot! DON'T DO THAT. You'll be blowing your ass to pieces!
*** All alcohol nitrations are carried out close to zero degree Celsius.***
The "safest" way for you to do it is to find the "receipe" in the literature.
of how "they" made Me, Et, Bu and Amyl nitrate and then adjust
the parameters accordingly, as IPA lays in the middle.