[Darkroom] Hello and looking for liquid bromine

Christian Rice clrice at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 01:13:45 PDT 2011


Well thank you for that, that's probably perfect, and you're likely right about the commercial vendors--I've already been treated like an aspiring criminal by one.

Takes me a bit outside my comfort zone, but why the hell not, eh?  I was going to come up against electroplating silver onto copper eventually, anyway.

I'll let you know how it goes (if I survive).

--christian

On Jun 29, 2011, at 0:48, Jasmine Strong <jasmine at electronpusher.org> wrote:

> 
> On 29 Jun 2011, at 00:43, Jasmine Strong wrote:
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>> On 29 Jun 2011, at 00:39, Christian Rice wrote:
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>>> 
>>> Hi there.  I'm working with the mercury daguerreotype process and I'm in need of some Br2, the purer, the better, >99.x%.  Water sanitizing stuff (pool/spa tablets and powders) won't do.
>> 
>> You can make some by electrolyzing bromine solution sold for pool/spa use.  In the quantities you need it's certainly not worth the expense of going through the hazmat training you'd need to have a commercial vendor sell you the stuff.
> 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9zB6_-vzSM
> 
> Here's a process for extracting the stuff.
> 
> -J.



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