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RE: ammonium citrate recipe?


1) Start with 2 liters of distilled water.
2) Dissolve 300 g of dry citric acid.
3a) Slowly add ammonia until fizzing stops.
3b) Call 911 because you will most likely be overcome by ammonia fumes
shortly after adding the ammonia.
4) If you are still alive adjust pH with citric acid to adjust the pH to

These instructions are a variation listed in the 'New Platinum Print' by
Sullivan and Weese for making sodium citrate developer.

Hope this helps,

Don Bryant 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Viapiano [mailto:viapiano@pacbell.net] 
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 9:10 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: ammonium citrate recipe?

Hi all...

A while back (in the archives) there was a reference to making your own amm 
citrate using household ammonia and citric acid. However, the reference to 
the original recipe is no longer available on the internet...

Has anyone done this and used it in their workflow? Is it possible to get an

exact recipe for doing this...?

The original post mentions a citric acid solution and adding ammonia 
(household ammonia???) but doesn't list % solution for the citric...

Anyway, I thought I'd throw this one out there...have a great weekend all...