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Unread 05-17-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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Default Where can I buy 95 percent pure ethyl alcohol?

It's for a hobby. No, the hobby isn't drinking. I wouldn't waste 190 spirit on drinks when I can buy any number of spirits good for mixing drinks. Besides, I prefer wine over cocktails.

I already tried 2 pharmacies and they didn't have it. I think they used to sell it but not now.

Does anybody know any chemical supply stores? Preferably in the San Fernando Valley, or adjacent like Santa Monica, or well I guess I'll go downtown if I have to.

Thanks
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Unread 05-17-2008, 11:51 PM
 
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not sure about getting it local but you could try some online chemical suppliers...Aaper Alcohol and chem and Fisher Scientific come to mind its not a List I so you should not have a hard time getting it online.
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Unread 05-18-2008, 12:40 AM
 
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Default How about the Corner Liquor Store...

I haven't been to a liquor store in years... not since the Liquor Barns closed.

Try EverClear Brand... it comes in 95% and 75.5%... About a dozen States forbid the sale of the 95% but California wasn't listed.

Here is a link for more info...

Luxco | Our Brands

or search

wikipedia.org for Everclear_(alcohol)

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Unread 05-18-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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Thanks for the tips!

I'm an "instant gratification" kind of guy and I prefer walk-in over online, but sometimes online is the only choice.

I'm aware of Everclear but I've been under the impression that California is one of the states that prohibits sale. Everclear is used to make extra potent cocktails and is somewhat dangerous in the event that somebody tries to drink it undiluted because alcohol has a great affinity for water and can pull the water out of the walls of your esophagus and give you a kind of chemical burn, which can be serious.

I'm a kind of nut for science and crafts and I'm seeking the 95% pure ethanol in order to attempt to make transparent soap, like Neutragena. Yeah, I know, I'm a nut.

If anybody knows if and where Everclear can be purchased in Los Angeles, please let me know. Thanks again!
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Unread 05-18-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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I'm a kind of nut for science and crafts and I'm seeking the 95% pure ethanol in order to attempt to make transparent soap, like Neutragena. Yeah, I know, I'm a nut.

Actually you are pretty normal. Whats your trade..maybe you should have went into the science field...we are normal just like you. Its ALIVE hahahhaahaha
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Unread 05-18-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Um... Would you believe that I have a BSEE degree at UCLA and that I'm an electronic engineer?

I've been interested in science my whole life but I've also been interested in arts and crafts, and I doubt I've ever seen a single hobby that didn't look fascinating, except perhaps crochet or needlepoint. What I love most is that science is left brain logical/analytic while arts and crafts are right brain intuitive/creative, so my day job wears out the left brain and it's a great escape for me to go right brained with my arts and crafts. Although honestly there's a lot of science in arts and crafts, but the big creative leaps are generally intuitive.

I feel sorry for people who are not interested in hobbies.
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Unread 05-18-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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Um... Would you believe that I have a BSEE degree at UCLA and that I'm an electronic engineer?
Wow you are a NUT!!! j/k.... I think hobbies keep us centered. And GASP at you not thinking crochet is fascinating!!! I could make you an afghan that would make your etoh fume LOL. Me, I have a BS Chemistry maybe we should go in business
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Unread 05-18-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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Wow you are a NUT!!! j/k.... I think hobbies keep us centered. And GASP at you not thinking crochet is fascinating!!! I could make you an afghan that would make your etoh fume LOL. Me, I have a BS Chemistry maybe we should go in business
Isn't that afghan where OBL is hiding?

BTW I've made my own printed circuit boards too, using laser printer on transparencies, photo resist PCB stock, FeCl, etc. Wow, that FeCl sure makes a mess! (Greg reminds himself to do another hobby PCB project because the results were very satisfying.)

My engineering hasn't dealt with chemistry much in my day job, where I design microcomputer circuits and write programs for the microcomputers. I'm sure there are fields where electronics and chemistry intersect but I haven't worked in any of them. All my recent work has been in designing medical devices.
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Unread 05-18-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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The medical device industry is fascinating. Actually some companies that distribute medical devices have to ensure sterility and perform daily environmental monitoring. LAL testing is one of those methods. Not my job but I have 2 friends who work for a medical device company. Your job sounds really complicated I am sure its nothing for a brainiac like yourself Well I test the stability of over the counter products sinus/allergy meds, sunscreens, powders, etc. We analyze our results using various instrumentation methods-mostly the HPLC. Then manufacuturing, in turn, gives products the expiration dates using the trending we have enterted into a data system.
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Unread 05-18-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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The medical device industry is growing very rapidly and it's an excellent career opportunity for many disciplines.
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