Homemade Hydroxyquinoline Recipe

Hydroxyquinoline is an organic compound used in some medicinal applications. It is also used an antioxidant, antiseptic and can be found in some food items like cheese and fried onions. Making hydroxyquinoline at home is a complicated process, and should only be done by experienced chemists who have the expertise and proper safety gear for handling hazardous materials. However, for those who have the necessary supplies and experience, hydroxyquinoline can be made from a few basic paint and hardware store items.

To begin, obtain a 20-liter plastic or glass container, two 2-liter plastic containers, and two 2-quart measuring cups. Next, obtain 20 liters of warm water and add 45 ml of sodium polysulfide. Once stirred, add 135 ml of calcium hydroxide and stir. Then, take 60 ml of hydrochloric acid and dissolve it into the mixture. Once combined, add 30 ml of sulphuric acid, stir for 10 minutes, and then add 30 ml of 25% sodium hypochlorite. Lastly, add 30 ml of hydrogen peroxide.

Once Rably adjusted to the correct pH, add 1500 ml of ethanol and stir. Use a heat source to bring the temperature of the solution up to 90°C. Once at this temperature, add 500 ml of 5% hydroxylammonium sulfate. Lastly, add 100 ml of 5% hydroxylammonium hydrochloride and stir for a few moments. Finally, filter the solution and leave in a sealed container or bottle overnight to allow the hydroxyquinoline to develop.

Once the homemade hydroxyquinoline has been made, it can be used as desired. It is a strong oxidizing agent and should be used with caution. It should also be stored in a cool, dark place and be handled with the same care and safety measures as any other hazardous material.