July 02, 2022, 01:38:44 PM
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Topic: Is it worth my money to produce an alcohol via a carboxylic acid reduction?  (Read 198 times)

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Offline RisingEastStar17

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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

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No, that wont work. Also borohydride is not free, it costs money

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