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Metol everywhere

morsagh - 11-7-2018 at 04:16

Hi, I have noticed that in nearly every old lab there is lot of metol (N-methyl-4-hydroxyanilline). What is it good for? I thought that maybe photography (wiki) but some bottles are p.a. grade so what is use of if in chemistry? Thanks

pantone159 - 11-7-2018 at 06:40

Metol is a very common black and white film developer, but I am not sure what other uses it has.

TheMrbunGee - 11-7-2018 at 13:09

yea, I got it too ,not sure what to do with it now. :D

morsagh - 11-7-2018 at 15:47

Some nice synthesis or some use for it? :D

clearly_not_atara - 11-7-2018 at 16:59

You can probably make a phenolphthalein analog out of it, for one.