Pinacyanol has been discussed at great length over the past few years. AFAIK, the variability in aggregation, and a tendency to floculate can make it a bit tricky for controllable and repeatable results within the "home lab".
I think I see the crux of the problem for this forum. (At least I see it as a problem.) "...has been discussed at great length..." Yes, much discussion of everything under the sun. Much less doing. And, far too many conclusions drawn from the discussions -- with little empirical evidence to back up said conclusions. I'm a retired scientist. I'm not much given by nature or training to act that way. I've got a number of lovely handmade panchromatic film negatives and glass dry plates on my light table.