What's chromic-sulfuric acid?

Wolfgang Schechinger Wolfgang.Schechinger at med.uni-tuebingen.de
Tue Mar 28 05:31:48 EST 2000

To clearify: This one goes to conc H2SO4 and H2O2, not to chromic 

> This actually is a fine method I often used in my orgo lab course.
> But keep in mind that in this mixture contains superacids and
> peroxides which will form other peroxides when you add organic
> materials. Some of those might tend to violent explosions. Don't
> stock used solutions; prepare them always fresh when you need them
> and take appropriate safety precautions.
> When you need to remove cell debris and similar stuff, this is
> probably directing atom guns to mocking birds, however (is there an
> english expression for the german "shooting with cannons on
> sparrows"?). Alkaline hypochlorit (as used in lab dishwashers) or
> potassium hydroxide and isopropanol would be the better choice.
> Wolfgang

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