In a discussion about controlling dust on film (and/or scanning surfaces), it was mentioned that one photographer used a Swiffer Sweeper pad (dry) to clean negatives before printing or scanning.
So, I did some goggling and found that most of the ingredients are a secret formula, but found other statements referring to these.
Polypropylene - which sounds like it could be based of petroleum, i.e. vaseline.
1,4 Dioxane - which is classified as ether. and a dehydrated form of;
Diethylene glycol - which also sounds like a petroleum with alcohol.
1.) Are they bad for the gelatin base in emulsion? Color or B&W?
If any are related to alcohol, I would wonder if that could somehow have a drying effect on the gelatin and possibly cause cracking.
2.) I have also been told that there is some sort of "oil" in those "Orange film clothes". Can anyone confirm that and/or tell me what compound it actually is. Possibly why it is safe.
I'm not a chemist and at times like this, wish I was.