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Diluting gelatin with alcohols

From: Cheryl Jackson <cheryl.jackson<-at->
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012
I have been trying to dilute a 10% W/V aqueous solution of gelatine
with ethanol or isopropyl alcohol (down to 2%) without success. It
keeps turning stringy and opaque.

Should I be using a different grade of gelatine?

The solution will be used to consolidate a flaking gelatine emulsion
back down onto its glass plate.

Cheryl Jackson
Photographic Conservator
Records Operations and Preservation
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
PO Box 7425
Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610
+61 2 6212 6222
Fax: +61 2 6212 3469

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:4
                  Distributed: Saturday, June 16, 2012
                        Message Id: cdl-26-4-016
Received on Thursday, 14 June, 2012

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