[Darkroom] naphthalene

Jasmine Strong modulararithmetic at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 16:31:11 PDT 2012


Naphthalene is a VOC and is therefore banned from use as mothballs by CARB.

This is also why Californian paint takes ages to dry now.

-J.

On 12 Apr 2012, at 16:08, Ben Rupert wrote:

> Christian, thanks for the link to scienceshopusa.  I ended up ordering mothballs through amazon.  The old mothballs are 99.8 % naphthalene, but can't be sold in California.  Amazon was willing to ship me some anyway.  I will keep the place in SJ in mind though for next time I need something weird.
> 
> Ben
> 
> On Apr 10, 2012 12:03 AM, "Christian Rice" <clrice at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.scienceshopusa.com/
> 
> They got me liquid bromine, and several other reagents w/o a problem.
> 
> You'll just have to drive down to SJ, and the hazmat delivery fee may be sizable.  But as a chemist, you'd expect that.
> 
> 
> --christian
> 
> On Apr 10, 2012, at 2:29 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I agree that this is the best NBlist for your purposes, but
> > unfortunately I don't think any of us are cool enough to have
> > naphthalene hanging around. Something to aspire to.
> >
> > -K
> >
> > On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 21:19, Ben Rupert <meowdip at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> So, but I happen to have a pressing need for some naphthalene.
> >> Somewhere around 50-100 mg.  If anyone can get some and either bring it
> >> to noisebridge or just let me come pick it up from them I would be very
> >> grateful.  I would be able to replace the material in about a week if
> >> that's an issue.  I hope that this isn't too off topic.  I know it's the
> >> darkroom mailing list but we have had discussions about chemicals in
> >> general here.  I can repay by helping out with something or helping find
> >> something hard to come by.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Ben
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