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    Homemade Glycin

    Is there a possibility to make photo Glycin oneself, maybe from para aminophenol?

    Wich literature could I consult if I would like to try my own sythesis?

    Thanks!

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    can't be too much harder than having a home meth lab, can it...? More legal, I hope??

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    Yes it is straightforward to do.

    The method is probably in the series "Organic Synthesis" by Arnold Weissberger of Eastman Kodak. It is a multivolume series that describes how to make most common organic chemicals.

    The Merck Index will give you references to making it as well.

    Do NOT confuse glycin with glycine. (gly sin vs gly seen) The first is the developer you want and the second is an essential amino acid.

    PE

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    Quote: Do NOT confuse glycin with glycine. (gly sin vs gly seen) The first is the developer you want and the second is an essential amino acid.

    Thanks. I was planning to make some FX-2 for the first time; and here in Scandinavia the essential amino acid is called Glycin… You definitely saved me both some film and some trouble. Seems like I have to stick to FX-1 for the time being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Yes it is straightforward to do.

    The method is probably in the series "Organic Synthesis" by Arnold Weissberger of Eastman Kodak. It is a multivolume series that describes how to make most common organic chemicals.

    The Merck Index will give you references to making it as well.

    Do NOT confuse glycin with glycine. (gly sin vs gly seen) The first is the developer you want and the second is an essential amino acid.

    PE

    I've never made glycin myself, but I briefly looked into it a couple of years back. I was told by a reliable source (a frequent contributor here and I shouldn't drag them into it, but if they wish to involve themselves, ok) that it is dangerous and that should not attempt it. That's all the info I could get.

    PE, can you go into more details or shed any light on the danger part?

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    schlger,

    You can obtain that chemical at this German post-order retailer:

    http://www.omikron-online.de/cgi-bin...Tsuche--glycin

    (As long as you are not living in North-America...)
    Last edited by AgX; 10-29-2007 at 12:15 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Jim;

    Making glycin is not hard, nor particularly dangerous AFAIK. It is a straightforward addition of several chemicals and a purification. The chemicals themselves, as always, are dangerous and you have to be careful not to get things too hot or cold. Just like cooking, but with somewhat dangerous and toxic chemicals instead of dangerous and toxic food like chicken with salmonella.

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    You shouldn't have written this, PE.
    Now there is a chance that chicken will end on some banning-list too...

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    PE, Thanks. Yes, all chems are dangerous to some degree. Perhaps my source was just being careful.

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    BTW, chicken is what's on the menu tonight!

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