99% Isopropyl for dissolving Glycin??

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Just finished mixing a batch(1000 mL) of PF FX-2 developer pt.A (FX2 is a 2-part developer). 50mL of 99% ISO Alcohol was used to help dissolve the Glycin. My question is whether or not this is too much (99% ISO)alcohol for the solution. I can smell alcohol in the finished solution, and I was wondering what, if any, ways this could affect the results. Your responses are greatly appreciated.

-- Mike DeVoe (karma77@att.net), March 05, 2001


That would work out to 2.5mL to every litre of working solution. And why would Benzyl (alcohol) be better?

-- Mike DeVoe (karma77@att.net), March 06, 2001.

Crawley recommends 50ml of isopropyl alcohol, if the glycin won't dissolve in the solution after 3 minutes of stirring. He recommends boiling the water first, then cooling to 30 degrees C. I tend to think it would dissolve if the glycin were fresh, but I've never tried to mix FX-2, and solution A may not be alkaline enough.

-- Ed Buffaloe (edb@unblinkingeye.com), March 06, 2001.

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