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    Quote Originally Posted by elixirmixer View Post
    Why dont you just ask someone for a bottle of SM JDP?

    Id give you one if I had it to give; and when I do; you'll be the first person I send a bottle too.
    You might as well be asking for a genie in a bottle

    PS: and I want mine to look like Barbara Eden! (when she was young)

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    I asked her JDP but she said she couldnt be with someone who denied the existence of the ether. Sorry; how.about James Monroe Iglehart?
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    Distilling Ether

    So it appears that a safe way to distill ether is using the sun.

    I placed a 1ltr round bottom flask on a retort, with a reflective water bag underneathe (like a mirror). I had my Ether/Oil of Egg solution in the flask and connected the flask straight into a gas trap/cold trap.

    Over two days I allowed the sun to distill the ether, and I managed to salvage some of my ether. It appears that the ether would only condense as much as my cold trap was immersed in the water, once the ether reached the line where the container proturded from the water, it would not condense anymore, so I didnt get back as much yeild as I would of had the beaker I was trapping it in been fully submerged.

    I did start with ice in the tray but that quickly melted and didnt seem to matter anyway, as long as the glass was in contact with water, it appeared to be enough.

    Anyway, just a safe way to recover your ether, outside, without using much of a system or any electricity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwowl
    It's not a good idea to recover or re-distil diethyl ether. Explosive peroxides can develop.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diethyl_ether_peroxide
    Better to evaporate off the ether.

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    Ahhhh.. Thank you Andro, this is why I emboldened the word "appears"

    Yes I suppose any process that exposes the ether to any significant amount of air would develop these nasties.

    So then Andro, when you invest quite a large amount of ether to do an extraction, you just sacrifice the ether? Fair enough. Better safe then sorry I suppose. Ill dispose of the small amount I collected yesterday. Thanks again.
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