Monthly Archives: July 2013

Status

So, the Ethyl was @ 200 proof, so I filled the autoclave with the latest batch, closed her up, and got the CO2 connections set up. I’ve bled off about 200-250ml of Ethyl, and I should get an additional 500-750. … Continue reading

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Washing

The gels have had three baths, and they’re sitting @ 198 proof. I need to regenerate my desiccant, & clean more ethyl, as I’ve got one bottle of 180, one @ 191, and a third @ 195, and I need … Continue reading

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Decanted

Decanted the second set of 5 alcogels into the primary bath. Now to wait until tomorrow…

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Working on it

Decanted 5 alcogels into primary bath. Mixed and poured 5 more. Each is approximately 100ml volume. 2.5 disk, 2.5″ ~ 3″ high monolithic alcogels. Tomorrow I plan to decant the new ones, into the same bath, then let them sit … Continue reading

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Quick note

Just a quick note. Started mixing again. Spent last week cleaning the lab. Dessicated ethyl, got it to 200 proof. Mixed 500ml batch. Will decant these & mix another 500ml batch tomorrow. Wish me luck!

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