[Darkroom] Hello and looking for liquid bromine

Ben Rupert meowdip at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 07:07:10 PDT 2011


I might have some liquid bromine, I'll check and get back to the list.
Also I didn't watch the video on electrolytic bromine generation, but I
have a power supply made for electroplating metals which should work for
oxidizing Br- to Br2.

Ben

On 06/29/2011 02:03 AM, david pan wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have no experience with these things myself.  I tend to work with
> safer, more 'boring' soup ingredients (wine, coffee, tea, etc) as my
> film developers.
> 
> You may want to try asking in the photo department at CCSF.  They have
> some very capable faculty.  I also seem to remember a professional
> photographer in the east bay who did a lot of Van  Dyke brown and
> cyanotype and other homemade process photography.  I can't remember, I'd
> only met her once or twice.  I think she lives in Orinda or Berkeley for
> some reason. I don't recall if she did dagguerotype too.  If I can find
> her name, I'll let you know.
> 
> Dunno if this helps at all.  Cheers.
> 
> David
> 
> --------------------------------------------
> 
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 1:47 AM, Christian Rice <clrice at gmail.com
> <mailto:clrice at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Another aspect of this procedure that seems like it wouldn't work
>     for me is I don't want bromine water--I want to drip some liquid
>     bromine onto a bed of silica gel crystals.  The moisture from
>     bromine water is not good for my fuming process.
> 
>     I think distillation might be the answer to that (as if I'd know);
>     but it's a lot easier to talk about than for me to accomplish.
>     Isolating bromine is not something one wants to mess up with...
> 
>     You seem to be confident with chemistry...where does that come from,
>     if I may ask?
> 
>     Ok, I'm going cross eyed, thanks for the late night responses, I'll
>     continue research when the sun rises.
> 
>     --christian
> 
>     On Jun 29, 2011, at 1:25, Jasmine Strong <jasmine at electronpusher.org
>     <mailto:jasmine at electronpusher.org>> wrote:
> 
>     > ... yeah, he should have used chlorine bleach in place of hydrogen
>     peroxide.  It would have worked then.
>     >
>     > -J.
>     >
>     > On 29 Jun 2011, at 01:20, Christian Rice wrote:
>     >
>     >> Hmm, I watched that video, the procedure fails to isolate bromine...
>     >>
>     >> Back to the drawing board for me...
>     >>
>     >>
>     >> --christian
>     >>
>     >> On Jun 29, 2011, at 0:48, Jasmine Strong
>     <jasmine at electronpusher.org <mailto:jasmine at electronpusher.org>> wrote:
>     >>
>     >>>
>     >>> On 29 Jun 2011, at 00:43, Jasmine Strong wrote:
>     >>>
>     >>>> On 29 Jun 2011, at 00:39, Christian Rice wrote:
>     >>>>
>     >>>>>
>     >>>>> 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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