I did some test with a CD too. Ortho Phenylene Diamine like in the W665 formulae. However here you have a speed loss of 1F stop. But the result is very fine grain. The interesting about your A49 and Ascorbate is the film speed: Still E.I. 400 with that HP5+ ?
Fomapan Creative 200 (135-36) in W665 E.I. 100