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Offline CrtSuznik

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Parrafin oil instead of mineral (baby) oil?
« on: April 06, 2019, 06:08:14 PM »
I'm very excited about NURDRAGE's recent success with producing Na. If you don't know about it, here's a link:

In the video he uses hypoallergenic baby oil so nothing really reacts with it. Since a large quantity would cost so much, I was wondering if It would be possible to substitute it for paraffin oil or even some sort of motor oil?
I've been wanting to also make an oil bath apparatus so a general purpose oil (aka oil for high temp) for both applications would be nice. Any ideas on what I could use apart from buying hypoallergenic baby oil?

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Re: Parrafin oil instead of mineral (baby) oil?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 04:33:36 AM »
Motor oils, don't. They contain many additives, not listed, which will make unexpected reactions. One additive is polyethylene glycol.

My bad gut feeling is that the experiments you consider are far beyond your knowledge. That is dangerous.

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