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kevin klein
12-04-2007, 01:13 PM
Will more than the recomended amount of thymol have an undesireable effect?

Photo Engineer
12-04-2007, 01:15 PM
It might cause difficulty coating. You may get oil like droplets form on the coating. They can be reduced by changing the type or amount of surfactant used in the melted emulsion.

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kevin klein
12-05-2007, 12:53 PM
I jus used the thymol in 100% isopropyl alcohol. Making small bathes of emulsion that might use a half drop, I add one or two anyway.

What would you use as a suficant? I did'nt think I was having any coating problems.

Photo Engineer
12-05-2007, 01:47 PM
If the emulsion repels from the surface of the film or paper, then it needs a surfactant.

How much thymol in IPA is what is important. Not knowing that, I can't tell how much you have used.

PE

kevin klein
12-07-2007, 01:21 PM
I used the same concentration you said touse,10%.

Photo Engineer
12-07-2007, 01:23 PM
I use 1 drop of 10% Thymol in Iso Propyl Alcohol in every 100 grams of 10% gelatin. If you use less, the gelatin will keep for a shorter time, and if you use more it will keep longer and may alter the spreading characteristics.

PE