PE, thank you so much for chiming in again , indeed Weissberger's books on heterocyclic compounds would be an excellent starting and reference point; unfortunately, I only have his Organic Solvents handbook. Was he primarily employed at EK?
Relayer, you one-shot, no preservative approach may merit some testing, but I'll get to that in the next few days. I only shoot 35mm color films, so a fine-grain developer may not be of much use to me, maybe for some MF shots.