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    Most Expensive Liquid

    I was asked what the most expensive liquid is the other day. I came up with an answer but I wasn't sure if it was the *most* expensive. Can anyone suggest expensive liquids?

    Examples:
    - gas $US3.30 per gallon
    - milk $US2.30 per quart
    - bottled water $US$ per 600ml (at the picture theatre)

    Notes:
    - Monetary units per unit volume
    - Don't worry about currency / national differences (ie petrol / gas)
    - place of purchase shouldn't determine most expensive (it will have an impact, but not in the final consideration)
    - Liquid at standard room temp - thus ruling out (for example) molten gold
    (Location Australia, then UK, but now USA. Heart, outlook, attitude, etc always Australian)
    Quote: "All Happiness is the release of internal pressure"

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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    Well here is one close to my heart.

    A pint of good old English Ale. The cost varies but we could say that a good pint will cost
    Jerry

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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    Printer ink has to be up there. There was a report a while back saying that it was 7x more expensive than vintage champagne, as it cost around
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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    Widely available liquids:
    - Ink for inkjet printers.
    - Perfume

    There are probably more expensive liquids for specialized purposes.

    See
    The Price of a Gallon: 47 liquids compared

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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    I wonder if there's much call for scorpion venom? Presumably not, at those prices. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    I came up with perfume. Well done HansV. Also, what a great web site. scorpion venom at a touch under $39m per ounce.
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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    You can imagine

    Him "I am just off to the shops love, do you need anything?"

    Her "Yes, can you get me a choccy bar and a gallon of scorpion's venom please? Oh, and none of that cheap stuff you bought last time OK!" <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    <img src=/S/new.gif border=0 alt=new width=35 height=15> Tesco "Value" scorpion venom - only $25m a gallon! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    W/O Clicking on your link I dug into Cockeyed.com to find this long buried list... I was pleasantly surprised to see that you found it first :-) Good to know that someone else in the world finds these antics amusing and informative...

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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    > Oh, and none of that cheap stuff you bought last time OK

    NoName Scorpion Venom - makes you tired and irritable, but you don't stop living. Waste of money IMO.

    Alan

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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    I have just been approached by one of the guys in my office and he reckons that:

    Adrenalone or 3'4'-Dihydroxy-2-(methylamino)acetophenone; 4-methylaminoacetopyrocatechol

    Could be a main contender....but I am desperately trying to find a reference to back it up
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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    I was looking up your material in my "Aldrich Handbook of Fine Chemicals" and it was not there, but saw:

    (1R,2R) -trans-2Acetoxy-1-cyclopentanol costs $360.50 for 1 mL (ca 1.1 g) which is about $1.4 Million / gallon...

    Steve

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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15> Thanks, still pretty expensive <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15> I shall inform my clever clogged colleague <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Most Expensive Liquid

    I bet extract of clever clogs is quite expensive...

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