Details on the constituent chemicals of various household products can be found on the U. Attorney General as illegal manufacturing practices change. Hardware store; "toilet bowl cleaner", "rust stain remover" Automotive supply; "car body cleaner" General; glass etching Armour Etch brand. Wikibooks has a book on the topic of:
Fine art stores; Available as a fine powder used as an extender in paint-making. May be called "Marble Dust" or "Precipitated Chalk". Also available as a laundry aid; or as a room moisture reducer desiccant , e.
Also used in lime-softening water treatment and in plastering. Can be made from lime or quicklime by adding water to create slaked lime. Can be made by dissolving calcium chloride with sodium hydroxide in water. Sold as 'Green Rouge' for polishing metal. Often mixed with paraffin to ease handling. Cheaper grades can contain filler materials. It can be converted into unhydrated copper sulfate by heating to C until it turns pure white.
Dextrose is right-handed dextrorotatory glucose. L-Glucose is left-handed levorotatory glucose. It cannot be metabolized by living organisms as a source of energy.
Although "levulose" is an archaic name for fructose , fructose has an entirely different structure from glucose, and is not glucose's levorotatory form. Levulose is left-handed levorotatory glucose. Most products are a half-and-half mix. Sometimes sold as "Bleaching Water" and many other alternative names. It can be made by performing electrolysis on salt water with platinum anodes and cathodes, and combining the gases away from sunlight.
Doing this in sunlight is dangerous , as an explosive reaction will occur. Must be stored in polyethylene or Teflon containers. Recommended to keep Calcium gluconate gel on hand in case of an accidental spill. Highly toxic and dangerous.
Available in a porous, amorphous form as the silica desiccant packets found in many sealed food envelopes, electronics boxes, and other packaging.
New desiccant packets are often available from local photography stores which cater to the at-home darkroom crowd. Non-porous amorphous silica is industrially known as Cab-o-Sil. Fairly pure quartz silica crystal can be found as one of the rock varieties in many "fill your bag with treasure" stands at tourist-oriented gift shops.
Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate, but baking powder has other ingredients, such as potassium tartrate and sodium monophosphate. Double action baking powder contains single action baking powder, a 'high temperature acid', and corn starch. Can easily be made by baking Sodium Bicarbonate baking soda at degrees.
Uniodized salt is available and is often explicitly labeled as such. Kosher salt, canning or pickling salt, or other large crystal salt is generally more pure. Water supply; For large quantities, uniodized sodium chloride can be obtained inexpensively from water softener suppliers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs attention from an expert on the subject. Please add a reason or a talk parameter to this template to explain the issue with the article.
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General; "nail polish remover" Discount store; Onyx, Cutex. General; "aluminium foil" Fine art store; "metallic pigment"—powdered aluminium Fiberglass supply shop; powdered aluminium as a filler material. Refined from mined aluminum ore, or bauxite. Often coated with wax to reduce flammability. Metal polishing compound Telescope supply; grinding agent for optical components Lapidary supply; rock polishing compound. Alum , potassium aluminium sulphate.
General; astringent to shrink mucus membranes General; "styptic pencil" General; mordant for clothing dyes RIT brand and others Natural health store; "deodorant stone". Pool supply; by name General; antiperspirant not deodorant brand name "Sparkling Clear". Ammonia , Ammonium Hydroxide. Make sure it is marked "clear". If it foams when you shake it, it contains soap. Salt of Hartshorn , Baker's Ammonia. Hardware store; "toilet bowl cleaner", "rust stain remover" Automotive supply; "car body cleaner" General; glass etching Armour Etch brand.
Available from fine art supply houses in a compound with zinc oxide. This compound is known as "Lithipone" pigment. Also available in very pure form from radiology labs and medical supply as a radio contrast agent for x-rays and CAT scans—here it may be scented or even flavoured. May be available from a well-stocked pottery and ceramics supply store. Available as a non-toxic lead replacement for bullets, shot, and fishing sinkers.
Unfortunately, not as inexpensive as lead. Also, when sold as a lead replacement it is generally alloyed with tin. Note that to make bismuth crystals you will need very pure bismuth metal. Aquarium pH test kits often employ bromothymol blue because it changes color in the 6. The lighter fluid in hand-held fire starters or cigarette lighters is usually liquid butane. Many similar fuels use propane, so be sure to read the labeling. Fine art supply house. Available as a yellow powder. Sometimes pure, sometimes blended with zinc sulfide to create alternative hues.
Still used by cavers and spelunkers to generate acetylene gas for miner's lamps. Builders supply; Chalk, limestone and marble chips. Drugstore; some antacids are largely calcium carbonate. General supply, grocery, or drug stores: Supermarket, Hardware store; much road salt de-icer used to de-ice roads in cold climates.
Slaked Lime , garden lime. Gardening department; used to reduce acidity in soil. Bleaching powder and some swimming pool disinfectants contain calcium hypochlorite. Available from cleaning or swimming pool supply companies. Keep in mind that some formulations contain cyanuric acid as a stabilizer against UV light. Available from garden supply and agricultural supply stores as a fertilizer.
Builder's supply; used to make plaster. Now difficult to obtain from hardware stores. Found in certain Self-heating cans separated from a water compartment, extraction may be inconvenient and is converted to calcium hydroxide after activation. Available as a fertilizer from garden supply stores. Also sometimes available as a nutritional supplement at health food stores. Can be made from commonly available plaster of paris by additional heating to above C.
Also available at fine art supply stores as Terra Alba. Can be made from the reaction of Plaster of Paris with Water. Can be found as a flavor additive at some Chinese grocery stores. Sometimes found in the drugstore as a cream or oral remedy. It feels cool like menthol on the skin.
Charcoal briquettes used in cooking are available at the grocery store but contain a variety of additives. Activated charcoal used in fish tank filters and graphite used in pencil leads are good sources of carbon. Lamp Black artists pigment is pure carbon in a fine powder and is available from fine art supply stores.
The anodes in carbon-zinc heavy-duty batteries are pure carbon. Coal is not a good source for carbon due to a wide number of impurities and varying grades. Brazing or Gouging rods are available from welding supply stores and are composed of graphite. Graphite is also available as a common lubricant from hardware stores. Other forms of carbon are occasionally available through online retailers selling to element collectors , eBay , engineering suppliers and industrial suppliers.
Pure or near-pure carbon can be produced at home through the reaction of Sucrose with Sulfuric Acid or the thermal decomposition of sugars. Diamonds, although prohibitively expensive except bort or artificial diamonds , can also act as a source of Carbon , such as reducing oxides. Dry ice is available from party stores, supermarkets, refrigeration supply companies and ice cream companies.
Gaseous form available in small canisters at sporting goods stores. Used in air guns and in paintball. Soda water is simply carbonated water, a dilute solution of carbonic acid. A "Soda Club" home soda maker is a good way to make your own carbonic acid in varying strengths. Available in some health food stores as a food additive.
Used in many commercial food preparations as a thickener and gelling agent. Available at fine art supply stores for use in molding and marbling. Processed cotton fiber is almost pure cellulose making many undyed clothing articles an excellent source of cellulose. Used as a green pigment for fine art paints. It is available as a powder from most fine art supply stores. Available at the grocery store as "Sour Salt". Also used for home soap making and also in photographic development.
Pennies minted after are only copper clad. Used as a wood preservative to protect lumber from termites, ants, and other burrowing insects. Available from garden supply or pond supply stores as an algaecide and rootkiller.
Hardware store; rootkiller Zep Root Kill, Rooto Root Kill Gardening, agricultural supply; active ingredient in many algaecides, available for pest control. A pure tablet form sells under the brand name "Kem Tek". Grocery; corn syrup, some throat lozenges are pure dextrose. Used as a solvent, degreaser and adhesive remover, it is available from hardware, automotive, and sometimes craft stores. Available from health food and naturopathic supply stores for treating injuries.
DMSO will allow anything it has dissolved to pass directly through your skin into your bloodstream. Use gloves and skin protection when working with this chemical. Also available in denatured form from hardware stores. Grocery and drug stores may carry it as ethyl rubbing alcohol. Used to help start damp or inefficient old engines. Some engine antifreezes are primarily ethylene glycol and can be obtained at an automotive supply store.
Available at most health food and natural healing stores as clove oil. Note that organically derived oil of clove will have numerous impurities from the distillation process. Synthetic oil of clove is generally pure but more difficult to find. Available in some stain removers at the hardware store. Dextrose , corn syrup. Some throat lozenges are pure dextrose. Glycerin is an emollient used to soften skin by delaying the evaporation of water.
It is available at most drug stores. Gold jewelry is generally not pure gold. Gold is generally alloyed with other metals to increase strength. Gold coins are often. Pure gold dust and gold foils are available from fine art supply stores. In solution with water.
Helium can be obtained from party stores or wherever helium balloons are available. Small disposable containers are available for long-term storage. Note that "balloon gas" is a mixture of helium and normal air. Can be generated and captured from electrolysis of water and a wide variety of inorganic chemical reactions.
Adding aluminium foil to a solution of Sodium Hydroxide will generate hydrogen gas. Highly flammable and explosive under pressure or in quantity. Hardware store; used in swimming pool maintenance, as masonry cleaner and in silverware cleaner. Grocery; under various brand names as a rust remover. Car dealership; professional grade tire cleaning solutions are typically more concentrated. Do not store in metal containers. Tincture of iodine, a topical antiseptic used for treating wounds, is a solution of iodine dissolved in ethyl alcohol.
Available from camping stores as crystals for sterilizing water. Crystal Iodine can also be synthesized from Potassium Iodide as radiation pills, utilizing laboratory methods. Certain laboratory methods can be considerably hazardous.
Iodine is illicitly used in the production of methamphetamine, making iodine somewhat difficult to obtain. In the United States, it is illegal to sell, purchase, transport, or possess iodine with the knowledge or intention of its use for producing methamphetamine.
Small quantities, such as those used in chemistry experiments such as the Briggs—Rauscher reaction , are legal to obtain and require no permits nor record-keeping. Steel wool , iron nails, iron bolts, nuts, screws are good sources of iron. Available in solution from Radio Shack and other electronics suppliers as an etching solution for circuit boards.
Also available in solution from fine art supply stores. Can be scraped off of rusted iron objects or purchased in a purified form as the artists pigment "Red Iron Oxide" from fine art supply stores. Ferrous sulfate , Sulfate of iron , Copperas. Available from garden supply stores as a nutrient. Also available as a mordant for pigments from stores that carry dyeing and textile supplies.
All listed chemicals  as specified in 21 CFR This includes supplements which contain a listed chemical, regardless of their dosage form or packaging and regardless of whether the chemical mixture, drug product or dietary supplement is exempt from regulatory controls. For each chemical, its illicit manufacturing use is given in parentheses. Some Special Surveillance List chemicals do not have an exclusive manufacturing use for a specific illicit drug but rather have a broad range of uses in both legitimate and illicit manufacturing operations.
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List I chemicals. These chemicals are designated as those that are used in the manufacture of the controlled substances and are important to the manufacture of the substances. The substance or substances that the List I chemicals may be used for manufacturing is in parentheses. 25 rows · Chemical name Chemical formula Common or alternative name Source and description . The list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that are known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals include additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes, or solvents.