I'm Popey The Salor Man!

Discussion in 'Silver Gelatin Based Emulsion Making & Coating' started by wildbillbugman, Feb 14, 2013.

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    Hi All,
    While I am on the subject of dyes, I will mention That I am having very promissing results with chlorophyll as a red sensitizing dye. I buy "pre-washed" babby spinach in those celophane bags. I cut it up and soak it in 91% IPA IPA,ambient temperature, overnight. I then strain it without crushing. I get a bright green clear solution, about 1% solids. I chose the IPA because it is readily availible in my area and I do not see a need to go to another solvent. I am using about 500 mig of solids per mole of silver.
    Bill
     
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    I always eat my spinach with an IPA.

    Good to hear you are keeping it natural, Bill!

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    IPA = India Pale Ale :wink: