Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
Yes it is straightforward to do.

The method is probably in the series "Organic Synthesis" by Arnold Weissberger of Eastman Kodak. It is a multivolume series that describes how to make most common organic chemicals.

The Merck Index will give you references to making it as well.

Do NOT confuse glycin with glycine. (gly sin vs gly seen) The first is the developer you want and the second is an essential amino acid.


I've never made glycin myself, but I briefly looked into it a couple of years back. I was told by a reliable source (a frequent contributor here and I shouldn't drag them into it, but if they wish to involve themselves, ok) that it is dangerous and that should not attempt it. That's all the info I could get.

PE, can you go into more details or shed any light on the danger part?