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gretchengehrke "Also, I just saw on comptox.epa.gov that acetone is actually more hydrophilic than isopropanol, which totally surprises me! I guess vapor pressure ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
gretchengehrke "Either acetone or 99% isopropanol are probably fine, and maybe we should do a comparison. The only concern I see with isopropanol is that it has a ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
Bronwen "I think it probably depends somewhat on what we need the cleaning agent to do: alcohol and acetone work a little differently, and acetone will like..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "@asnow @bronwen " | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "@gretchengehrke mentioned: Isopropanol has pretty similar properties, but the commonly available rubbing alcohol in drug stores is 70% isopropanol..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
Bronwen "I think you have to aim to be in a well ventilated area for pads too: pouring acetone might not be too terrible depending on what kinds of bottles ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Copying in that discussion here, as it belongs here more appropriately: Also thinking of making a kit -- here are individually packaged acetone wi..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren " Just a note that we'd looked at some single-use acetone nail polish removing pads, because people wouldn't necessarily need a whole bottle -- but..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Hi, @gretchengerhke - would acetone melt nitrile or latex gloves? I'm thinking of how to ship some things like cotton scrub pads and safety gear wi..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
zengirl2 "@gretchengehrke will know about the nail polish remover. Unfortunately my nail polish remover is not the standard fare since it is made for the lig..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
zengirl2 "Done @warren :) " | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Is nail polish remover just acetone, and is it pure enough for this? (Except for non-acetone nail polish remover, of course) https://www.amazon.c..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
zengirl2 "TY for this answer. I'm giving out copper strips at the Factory Farm Summit and hopefully people will be able to share results with us! " | Read more » over 4 years ago
gretchengehrke "Hi @warren, "miscible" means it dissolves with them to create a homogenous mixture (i.e. doesn't separate out like oil and water do). Acetone is a ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Hi, Gretchen, what does "miscible with water and with oil" mean? Is it related to what @matej and others learned about the ability to dissolve oil ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
gretchengehrke "@Zengirl2, I think for the best results you'll want to use acetone, which is easy to find online and in a lot of drug stores and art stores (and ma..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Also - I noticed you're using a compact fluorescent lamp as a light source - but are you measuring absorption? In that case you probably want a bro..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
cfastie "The sensors in consumer cameras have very low sensitivity at wavelengths shorter that 400 nm. Some cameras are slightly sensitive down to about 380..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago