Alfa Aesar, we need to talk. You haven’t been giving me what I need, so I think it’s time I found somebody else.
My carbon tetrabromide stock fell low, and that’s when you fell into my life. Drawn to you by your fair prices, and impressed by your quick shipping, I would never have thought you to be such a source of aggravation later on.
Two steps after using the carbon tetrabromide, I ran into issues. Reactions not reacting how they should. At first, I thought it was me: impure products, glassware not dried thoroughly enough, bad luck. Back tracking through the reactions, I still couldn’t find the source of the problem, not even thinking about the CBr4, because “Oh, it’s new, it should be fine.” It was not.
The last thing I could have possibly checked in the reaction was your “fresh” CBr4. I… I should have told you before, but I got some from Aldrich instead. It was better. Turns out, your weird CBr4 gave me some kind of dimer. It went undiagnosed for a little bit, hence the cause of my frustration, but you might want to get that checked out. Yeah, so we’re like, over.
Corey-Fuchs-ing someone else