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Photographers' Formulary Sodium Hydroxide (5 lb)

BH #PHSH5LBQ • MFR #10-1271 5LB
Photographers' Formulary
Photographers' Formulary Sodium Hydroxide (5 lb)
Key Features
  • High-Energy Accelerator or Alkali
  • Used to Activate Low-Energy Developers
This is 5 lb of Sodium Hydroxide from Photographers' Formulary. It is commonly used as an accelerator or alkali to activate low-energy developing agents, such as hydroquinone. It also is added to increase overall contrast with developers.
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Photographers' Formulary 10-1271 5LB Overview

This is 5 lb of Sodium Hydroxide from Photographers' Formulary. It is commonly used as an accelerator or alkali to activate low-energy developing agents, such as hydroquinone. It also is added to increase overall contrast with developers.

UPC: 675152127112

Photographers' Formulary 10-1271 5LB Specs

SynonymsCaustic alkali
Caustic soda
Hydrate of soda
Soda lye
Sodic hydrate
Lye
Sodium hydroxide solid
Sodium hydrate
Red Devil Lye
Mineral alkali
AppearanceWhite, deliquescent pellets or flakes
Odorless
UsesHigh-energy accelerator or alkali sometimes used to activate low-energy developing agents (e.g. hydroquinone).
Caustic alkalis are most often used where a powerful and quick-acting developer is required. Developers compounded with caustic alkali have poor keeping properties and are soon exhausted.
Chemical FormulaNaOH
NotesStore in a well-sealed bottle. Weigh it rapidly as it can pick up moisture from the air and change its weight.

Cautions: Of all the chemicals commonly used in the black & white darkroom, this is perhaps the most caustic. It is the same chemical used in many commercial drain cleaners.

Weight5 lb / 2.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 5.7 x 5.4"

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