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Thread: Full Isolation of Mono-Atomic Minerals from Dead Sea Salt

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    Some thoughts on the possibility that the color may be attributed to bromine (or chlorine) generated by possible bromine salts in DSS:

    - I have found this quote in wikipedia:
    .. Lwig used a solution of the mineral salt saturated with chlorine and extracted the bromine with diethyl ether. After evaporation of the ether a brown liquid remained..
    Br2 has a b.p. of 58.8 C. I should have seen that when ether extracted the green salts, except if Br2 evaporated too, or except if the coloration is attributed to Cl2 (but I would have smelled it at least ..).

    - Br2 in acidic solution has a brownish coloration; in alkaline solution this coloration disappears. The same for Cl2, it has a green color in acidic environment which disappears in alkaline environment. This behaviour is similar to the behavior of the "DSS green solution"

    - Cl2 and Br2 has a very characteristic smell, especially when the solution is heated and those gases escape. In the case of the "DSS green solution" this smell is not detected.

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    Here a picture of the green solution (right). On the left, the green solution after digestion for some days. It has taken an orangish hue.




    Also, performed a blind experiment on ether extraction (ether digested on HCl and NaCl solution and then separated and dried). It gave no white "butter" neither the citrus smell.
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    I only got a very very thin whitish "butter" that smells like citrus (could it be self condensation of ether?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by theFool View Post
    ... The extraction proceeded for some days with bubbles. Then, the H2O2 solution was evaporated to dryines and a white salt occured. This white salt when heated strongly turns black and melts at ~500 C. This white salt was dissolved in weak HCl and then put to digestion...
    Some of this white salt was not put into digestion but was dried and then dry-distilled. It gave a white smoke, difficult to condense. The smoke is acidic and smells like HCl. (the distillate can dissolve iron, it leaves a red residue upon evaporation which upon ethanol extraction and evaporation gives an orange jelly, not a salt)

    The interesting part of the experiment is that the distillate contains a volatile salt in it, which becomes visible (precipitates) when the pH is raised.

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    Caput motrum of the above said dry-distillation was extracted with alcohol, acidified (with HCl) and evaporated. Green crystals appeared:
    Last edited by theFool; 08-17-2014 at 06:20 PM.

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    amazing. thank you
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    I feel like this may be the same result one would get with Holland's fixed spirit of salt? from Bartlett's Real Alchemy:
    "The Fixed Spirit of Salt
    Salt itself has great healing power when rightly prepared. Such a preparation is the Fixed Spirit of Salt as given by Holland. Take sea salt and grind it fine in a mortar, then dissolve it into distilled vinegar from white wine. Filter the solution into a wide bowl and gently heat to evaporate the liquid. Soon a crust or skin will begin to form at the surface of the liquid. Collect this carefully with a skimmer and save it aside. Holland calls this the Spiritus of the salt. Continue collecting this as it forms until the liquid volume is too small. Take all the remains and repeat the solution with vinegar, evaporation and collection of the Spiritus a second time. Collect all of the Spiritus together and save for use. It is not Fixed at this stage. The residue that remains in the bowl is called the Corpora of the salt. This same purification can be used for other salts as well. Holland says:
    One cannot work with any salt unless the spiritus has first been separated from the corpus. As you separate the spiritus from the corpora of common salt, thus is also separated the spiritus from the corpora of all other things.
    To fix the Spiritus of salt, we must first recrystallize it from rainwater several times. Dry the crystals, powder them in a mortar, then add Sal Ammoniac at about i/ioth the total weight of salt. Seal this in a tall flask and allow it to digest for at least a month. Take out the salt and gently dry, then seal in a glass container for use. This is the Fixed Spiritus Salis which is said to have miraculous healing virtues."
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