I want to buy a glass jar to boil menthanol to evaporation point on an electic hotplate. Where can I buy this?

A heat resistant glass jar used for chemistry purpose not disimilar to a glass coffee jug.

  1. TheProposal
    on November 30th, -0001

    Go to a chemistry shop, the heat proof glass that could resist is made of pyrex, find a test tube glass if you’re evaporating a small amount, or an evaporating flask, perhaps, if you’re evaporating a good amount.

    (perhaps you mean ethanol. I’m unable to find what a menthanol is, perhaps the closest one is menthanol plant or some kind of substances in an orange)

  2. Cocktail
    on November 30th, -0001

    BOOM!!! your nuts(it’s called pyrex glass)

  3. Mayumi
    on November 30th, -0001

    you can pick it up at your local psychotic chemist, u know, the guy with the pointy fro, cokebottom glasses, labcoat and one or two evil minions. tell him you want pyrex glass for storing brains and he’ll give u a discount

  4. Stuart
    on November 14th, 2011

    Methanol is highly toxic, and flammable.
    Boiling a jar of it in the same room you are breathing in is frankly insane. You need a condenser to do this safely.
    If you insist any pyrex glass will do, old filter coffee jugs are good quality pyrex.

    But please note, the ‘toxic’ bit is not a ‘its a little bit nasty in large quantities’ sort of toxic – breathing it in will make you very ill and probably cause permanent nerve damage, especially the optic nerve (ie this time you really will go blind)

    I can only say again DON’T DO IT.


    we don’t use evil minions anymore. They unionised.

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I want to buy a glass jar to boil menthanol to evaporation point on an electic hotplate. Where can I buy this?

A heat tolerable glass jar to hold approx 200 ml of Methanol to be boiled to completed evaporation not disimilar to a coffee glass jug with an electric element.

  1. Tuskey
    on November 30th, -0001

    Methanol boils at 65 deg C. You do not need a hot plate, just use an ordinary glass jar and put in a saucepan of hot water. Just be careful to organise it so that the glass jar can’t tip over.

    BTW, methanol is flammable and burns with an almost invisible flame, so be VERY careful around heat sources, sparks.

  2. pandatome
    on November 30th, -0001

    just use a electric fryin pan, U know a skillet with a thermostat on it, just rember to do it outside & don’t breath it, U can just get it warm, then put in freezer & will evaporat faster, hey whats u makin?

  3. Guineapig
    on November 30th, -0001

    And why do you want to do this??

  4. Orchid
    on November 30th, -0001

    You would need to purchase a 250ml Erlenmeyer flask. There are several on-line laboratory supply retailers which they can purchased from in bulk quantity. Just google Erlenmeyer flask. If evaporation happen to quickly, the 250ml flask can be placed in a water bath to slow the evaporation.

    If you are trying to make a methanol fuel cell, or convert it to a usuable gasoline, please be careful, since methanol is volatile, flammable, and poisonous.

  5. SkateRForeveR
    on November 30th, -0001

    I wish to add to Auriga’s cautions.

    Since you plan on vaporizing all of the 200 ml, be careful you do not do it in an enclosed place. You could end up with an explosive mixture!

  6. MexicanMug
    on November 30th, -0001

    Mason jar and a hot plate. Won’t require much heat since methanol evaporates around 130-140.

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