Phenidone in Alchohol?

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by patrickjames, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. patrickjames

    patrickjames Member

    Messages:
    743
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I usually mix a stock solution of phenidone into glycol, but right now i do not have any, and don't feel like ordering it. I do have 91% isopropyl alcohol and I seem to recall it can be used. Can it? Is it soluble in the alcohol and will the alcohol preserve it? I need the phenidone to last maybe six months or longer.

    Patrick
     
  2. gainer

    gainer Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,725
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2002
    It dissolves in alcohol, but may not last the six months. A better alternative to the glycol is glycerine that you can get in small quantities at any drug store and some supermarkets. It is more viscous, but usable, especially if you warm it a little before you need to pour it. Propylene glycol is 1,2 propane diol and glycerine (glycerol) is 1,2,3 propane triol. Both are used in medicines and cosmetics.
     
  3. patrickjames

    patrickjames Member

    Messages:
    743
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Thanks Patrick, that should work great since I usually mix it in 500 ml quantities. I just don't feel like spending $30+ ordering glycol from the Chemistry Store.

    Patrick