July 02, 2022, 01:38:44 PM
Forum Rules: Read This Before Posting


Topic: Is it worth my money to produce an alcohol via a carboxylic acid reduction?  (Read 198 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline RisingEastStar17

  • Regular Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 9
  • Mole Snacks: +1/-0
Let's say I want to make methanol from methanoic acid, which by the way since I live in Australia, methanol is near impossible to obtain but formic acid is sold as toilet cleaner (for some reason). Is it worth spending time on a sodium borohydride reduction or should I just destructively distill some wood?

Offline rolnor

  • Chemist
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1911
  • Mole Snacks: +134/-9
No, that wont work. Also borohydride is not free, it costs money

Sponsored Links