Quote Originally Posted by Alan Johnson View Post
Metol is said to be sensitive to hydrolysis in alkaline media:
http://books.google.co.uk/books?q=me...G=Search+Books
That is not immediately obvious looking at the structure, and the odor on decomposition indicates some rather exotic chemistry.

If it were that sensitive, Metol developers would be quite impossible to compound and so the reaction would have to be rather slow at normal pH values. IDK yet. I'm still examining the situation.

PE