Eidolon Chemical Services Ltd. (ECS)

Manufacturer and worldwide distributor of trans-β-methyl-β-nitrostyrene also known as 1-phenyl-2-nitropropene - an organic research chemical synthesised via the n-butylamine cold synthesis method producing a high quality crystal product.

Use: This is a relatively simple unsubstituted version of a nitropropene and so is comparatively cheap, making it of use to organic chemists to practice techniques, as it has a close reaction profile to the more esoteric and expensive medically-active organic chemicals. This makes it very useful to both companies and individual researchers (post-grad, RA's) alike; organic synthesis companies can train/test new personnel, and it gives the independent researcher/post-graduate/research assistant a chance to maximise yields and minimise mistakes when they only have a very small but hard-earned sample of the target substituted molecule to work with.

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General enquiries and orders:

ECS brand P2NP 100g
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NEWS - Latest:

15 May 2024 Prices have changed to reflect current times, orders under 1kg have been reduced in price, amounts over 1kg have increased slightly in price due to the difficulty in sourcing quality nitroethane.

15 May 2024 All orders paid with crypto gain +5% P2NP.
¤ Promoting cryptocurrencies - orders paid with accepted cryptocurrencies will have +5% product added for no additional cost, this promotion has no end date.
¤ Crypto payment addresses have changed.

01 Jan 2024 - Nitroethane out of stock until a new reliable source is located.

Dec 2023 Crypto Promotion ended - BitCoin has exceeded £30,000 per BTC.

01 Oct 2023 - New Item/Ordering
¤ Have found a consistently reliable higher quality of nitroethane 99.7%, so I will be making small amounts of 500ml available in limited quantities, with the view to increasing capacity as demand dictates. Please note US orders are limited to 2.5L per year after which you will have to declare an end user license.
¤ Our etsy shop, EidolonUK, has had its listings updated:
ECS brand Phenyl-2-NitroPropene 14g, P2NP, CAS 705-60-2
ECS brand Phenyl-2-NitroPropene 25g, P2NP, CAS 705-60-2
oncentrated yellow pigment (inc. beta-methyl-betanitrostyrene) 50g - ECS brand Phenyl-2-NitroPropene, P2NP, CAS 705-60-2
ECS brand Phenyl-2-NitroPropene 100g, P2NP, CAS 705-60-2
Concentrated yellow pigment (inc. beta-methyl-betanitrostyrene) 100g - ECS brand Phenyl-2-NitroPropene, P2NP, CAS 705-60-2
¤ Our ebay shop, Eidolon-UK now only shows the listings: 2-nitropropenyl-benzene 25g
2-nitropropenyl-benzene 100g

20 May 2023 - Ordering
¤ Using the payment processor Square, integrated into Etsy's stock currently but aiming to have a single stock control for eBay, Etsy, and this website.
¤ As we have received a Square Reader (2nd generation), this allows payment via a website, over the telephone or in person either using a mobile with NFC, or credit/debit cards. It accepts payments via Chip and PIN cards, contactless cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.
¤ Have also enabled Clearpay, which allows payment in 4 interest free amounts across 6 weeks.
¤ Currently this payment site can be found at eidolon-uk-chemical-services-ltd.square.site until I integrate it into this site.

14 May 2023 - Ebay
Our ebay shop, Eidolon-UK, has had its listings removed even though they were not showing up on searches, a form of shadow banning. They have not removed the nitrostyrene listings, so i would suggest chemists order this organic chemical as i will respond the same for reductive amination techniques as can be deduced from the molecule image for the listings.

12 May 2023 - Etsy
Our etsy shop, EidolonUK, has had its listings updated.

11 May 2023 - Price/Offers
Prices reduced across the full range, the price had been increased to help cover costs of a new setup and location.

06 May 2023 - News
Finally the reactors have output enough yield to produce stock,they have been trickling small amounts onto the online markets, now we have full yield from reactor #1 and will process reactor #2 next week.
The reactors that were rush built after December 2022 will be replaced as the income from them is generated, and once I have time I will be finishing a WordPress version of this site with online payment options.

03 Mar 2023 - Lab
¤ Have built an arduino based sensor array for the reactor area, it measures temperature with a pt100 RTD, humidity with a DHT21, and there's a pH electrode which has been calibrated with voltage readings at pH 7.00 and pH 4.01. Readings can be seen in real time via an OLED screen 128x64, though the plan is to code the sketch to make use of a GPRS shield to text or email the readings for the day composed of each sensors reading at a 30 minute interval.
¤ Putting up large grow tent to act as a dry/desiccation sealed room, with the aim of decreasing synthesis time. Also adding 1g of P2NP crystals to each reactor each week from the second week onwards to aid crystal formation.

01 Mar 2023 - News
The speed of the new reactors is not as optimised as the prior reactors, so online market listings of up to 250g have been put back from 04 March 12:00 to May 2023.

21 Feb 2023
Third 30 mole reaction started in temporary batch reactor #3.

20 Feb 2023
Second 30 mole reaction started in temporary batch reactor #2.

12 Feb 2023 - News
¤ All equipment and raw materials that have been replaced have now been moved and installed into the new business premises.

¤ An initial 5kg synthesis has been started for the customers who have had to wait since 9th Dec 2022. The synthesis is expected to crystallise by the end of Apr 2023.

Note: delay in synthesis completion caused by limited control of location humidity; syntheses will be slower until income is generated to allow the funds to repurchase a large mylar grow tent to create an enclosed reactor zone where humidty is controlled by an industial dehumidifier.
Once ready customers will receive an email offering original orders that were cancelled or unfulfilled order requests between December 2022 and March 2023. Orders placed will be filled with an additional 25% product as compensation towards the delay in supply, this is in addition to any other active promotions eg. crypto +15%

¤ Two additional 4.5kg syntheses started 15 February 2023, once complete, many of the eBay and Etsy listings will be relisted.

01 Feb 2023 - News
Raw materials enroute to new premises, new laboratory equipment for post-synthesis workup has been ordered on credit and due to be delivered in time for the new batch synthesis. If all goes to schedule, will have a new batch of 12.75kg by the end of February.

18 Dec 2022 - Business
Eidolon-UK Chemical Services Ltd received its certificate of Incorporation, registered as a public limited company.
Company number 1458718.

10 Dec 2022 - Business
Moving business to a new commercial premises with workshop and office, this means there will be a halt to all business for 11 weeks while we relocate and start a new batch synthesis.

Other and older news...
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1-Phenyl-2-NitroPropene Properties:

IUPAC name: (2-nitroprop-1-en-1-yl)benzene
CAS RN 705-60-2
Foreign Trade Commodity Code / HS (Harmonised System) product code: 2902500000
MDL: MFCD00014720

Formula: C9H9NO2
Linear Formula: C6H5CH=C(CH3)NO2
Molar mass: 163.17 g/mol
Melting point: 64 to 66 °C (147 to 151 °F; 337 to 339 K)
Density (Ø): 1.141 g/cm³
Appearance: Pale Yellow Crystalline Powder
Storage: 0 to 5 °C / 30 to 40 °F for 6 months, or a freezer (-5 to -15 °C / 20 to 5 °F) for 2 years or more.
Synonyms: trans-β-methyl-β-nitrostyrene, β-methyl-β-nitropropene, (2-nitro-1-propenyl)benzene, [(E)-2-nitroprop-1-enyl]benzene, 1-phenyl-2-nitropropene, P2NP

This nitroalkene is produced by the reaction of benzaldehyde and nitroethane in the presence of a basic catalyst.
This is a nitroaldol reaction, the base deprotonates nitroethane to form a resonance stabilized anion.
This anion nucleophilically adds to the aldehyde forming a beta nitro alcohol, which is subsequently dehydrated to yield the nitroalkene.

P2NP molecule
P2NP molecule

GHS Warning: Irritant
Transport regulations: None
Regulatory information: Not toxic. Not hazardous. Not carcinogenic. No known effect on environment.
Recommendations: PPE (Nitrile gloves, safety glasses/googles, P1 Particulate mask / dust mask)


GHS code: Warning - Irritant
Response Phrases:
H302 (97.44%): Harmful if swallowed [Warning Acute toxicity, oral]
H315 (100%): Causes skin irritation [Warning Skin corrosion/irritation]
H319 (100%): Causes serious eye irritation [Warning Serious eye damage/eye irritation]
H335 (100%): May cause respiratory irritation [Warning Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Respiratory tract irritation]

Precautionary Statement Codes:
P261: Avoid breathing {dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray}
P264: Wash {hands} thoroughly after handling
P280: Wear {protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection}
P301+312: IF SWALLOWED: P312: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
P302+352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P304+340: IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P305+351+338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P330: Rinse mouth.
P332+313: If skin irritation occurs, get medical advice/attention.
P337+313: If eye irritation persists, get medical advice/attention.
P362+364: Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse

Safety Data Sheets:

SDS: trans-β-methyl-β-nitrostyrene - Sigma-Aldrich Rev. 04.12.2019 (317,978 bytes)
SDS: 1-phenyl-2-nitropropene - Cayman Chemical Rev. 02/07/2022 (125,516 bytes)

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Ordering ECS branded P2NP:

We can accept orders via our sales email, where we can quote a price for P2NP and recrystallised P2NP as well as offer Express and Economy delivery options to most locations worldwide.
We can provide payment options of direct bank transfer, PayPal (including credit/debit card), as well as accepting cryptocurrencies BTC, ETH, XMR, BNB, & JTS (payment via crypto gives an additional +5% P2NP for no additional cost).

Once payment has been received, between Monday and Thursday before 9:30 A.M. for worldwide locations, or Monday to Friday before 11:00 A.M. for the UK, we will then package and post that day, once posted we will send you an email with your package's tracking number. (Orders outside specified times will be posted the next working day)

We have a shop at the online marketplace Etsy.
Note: We cannot send any packages without tracking for insurance purposes, both yours and ours.

E-commerce online ordering for this site by Square along with pay in 3 installments has been cancelled due to 'policy', which is the same as eBay decided, they believe this research chemical is a drug, even though we have supplied evidence proving it has no pharmaceutical value and in fact contact with skin causes blisters hence it's classification as an Irritant, although this classification is less harmful that bleach or paint stripper which they both sell.
This molecule is not on any postal service's banned list, it does not contain any dinitro groups, nor is it illegal anywhere in the world, it is not even on USA's TCSA list of toxic chemicals, nor on the pending list for TCSA.

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Sale - Conditions/Terms/Q&A:

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Large pale yellow crystals of trans-β-methyl-β-nitrostyrene, recrystallised from 2.5 volumes of isopropanol 99.95%
Recrystallised trans-β-methyl-β-nitrostyrene
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