My goof! I swapped the FeII and FeIII numbers for Salicylic. So you're right; Salicylic beats Citric for both types of Fe ions.
Originally Posted by Rudeofus
I've heard before that EDTA accelerates the Fenton reaction, and that this is why Kodak uses DTPA in XTOL instead. But here's a report saying that DTPA also accelerates the Fenton reaction:
My question is: Has anyone verified that EDTA indeed destroys ascorbate developers? Or is this a hypothesis based on studies not related to developers?