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    is there a chemical that boils at around 50deg.C (in or around, i'm not being picky), isn't flammable and isn't an acid?


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    How picky are you? Carbon tetrachloride boils at 77C, and you could boil it at 50C under partial vacuum.


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    Dichloromethane or chloroform? Boiling points are around 40 and 60 degrees Celsius, respectively.
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    wow thanks - those are some good ones.

    can i throw in non-toxic too?

    i'm having luck with anesthetic inhalants but they all have some catch to them!

    much obliged!
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    If you want non-toxic as well, that's a lot tougher, as halogenated solvents tend to be pretty toxic.
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    yeah thats kinda what I thought - suggestions welcome though!

    mainly I been looking at those as many are already prescription medicines so should be ok, I don't want to take risks with something too toxic.

    sounds like I am looking for a holy grail by most accounts, lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatman57
    yeah thats kinda what I thought - suggestions welcome though!

    mainly I been looking at those as many are already prescription medicines so should be ok, I don't want to take risks with something too toxic.

    sounds like I am looking for a holy grail by most accounts, lol!
    Well, non-flammable pretty much rules out organic solvents other than some halogenated solvents, and non-toxic pretty much rules out halogenated solvents and non-toxic solvents....so good luck.
    :-D

    The closest thing that fits that description is probably water, but that obviously boils at 100 degrees (unless of course you reduce the pressure).
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    ye water is what I am planning to use but am looking into alternatives.
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    Flurorocarbons, expensive though.
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    Why does it have to be non flamable? Chemists use potentially flamable materials all of the time, just dont wave it in front of a bunsen burner or try and set fire to it .
    Chemistry is everything!
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    i think that some kind of substituted furan will be your best bet!! they are still flamable but are not as bad as alcohols on the usual organic solvents!!
    Does this cloth smell like chloroform to you?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregchf
    i think that some kind of substituted furan will be your best bet!! they are still flamable but are not as bad as alcohols on the usual organic solvents!!
    isn't furan highly toxic?
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    Shut up Luka, I'm tired of your lip!
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    Dont throw your toys everywhere mate
    Chemistry is everything!
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    not at all!! THF is a very common solvent. it isn't very toxic at all!! can't speak for its derivitivs though!! would think they aren't that toxic
    Does this cloth smell like chloroform to you?!
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    If you want to be sure, go to Sigma and look up the MSDS for the material!
    Chemistry is everything!
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