RE: Questions on hardening gelatin

From: Keith Gerling ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/03/05-05:15:31 PM Z
Message-id: <DIEJIODOMMCOAHNJNAFCKEDOCAAA.Keith@GumPhoto.com>

Ryuji -

Assuming I was willing to take my chances with the precipitates, have you
any suggestions as to how I should raise the ph level?

Keith

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryuji Suzuki [mailto:rs@silvergrain.org]
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 12:42 PM
To: alt-photo list
Subject: RE: Questions on hardening gelatin

CHrome alum solution usually has lower pH than optimal for hardening.
But when pH is raised to optimal range, chromium may form insoluble
hydroxides and precipitate out. Also, sufficient amount of chromium may
leave some color in gelatin layer. These are some of the difficulties of
using chrome alum as a hardener.

If slow rate of crosslinking is ok, bisepoxide hardener I have been
using in addition to glut is very good. No fume, and when used with
usual care, it is pretty safe.
Received on Mon Oct 3 15:15:41 2005

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