Hi, this is my first time on this forum but I'm getting desperate.
I just recently dried a pot of d-benzene twice with potassium. After running a blank nmr of my solvent, I found to my horror, a trace amount of triethylamine.
I have no idea how it could possibly have gotten in to the distillation setup, but now I'm much more concerned about getting rid of the triethylamine.
I tried digging through Armarego's Purification of Laboratory Chemicals, nothing really talks about removing triethylamine. I have considered Calcium chloride (the book mentioned it forms addition products with amines) and maybe P2O5 (which appears later as a drying agent for triethylamine :/).
So in essence, I'm in quite a pickle and very confused
Thank you very much for patiently reading to the end, I really hope someone could help me