A lot has been said about prolonging the life of film by freezing it or putting it in the fridge, but what about colour processing chemicals? I am thinking of E6 reversal in particular.
I use a bit of E6 film but would use more if I could buy a kit to do it myself. Opened bottles of the chemicals have a limited shelf life because they absorb oxygen and 'go off', but if they were deep frozen how would they be able to absorb anything, so prolonging their shelf life.
I am not talking about part used dilutions here, I always use once and throw away, it is just the part empty bottles of concentrate. What are the views on this?
I think a better way of keeping chemicals long term is with a little chemistry. If you buy the chemicals that absorb oxygen as liquids in powder form, it's easier to keep them, then cook up small batches of chemistry, rather then concentrates.