silly? phenol question

R. John Lye rjl6n at virginia.edu
Tue Aug 14 10:29:31 EST 2001


Tim Fitzwater wrote:

> 0.1% 8-Hydroxyquinoline can be used as an additional preservative; this also
> turns the phenol layer yellow, making separation of phases easier.

However, it also has the drawback that it obscures the oxidation products
if (or when) the phenol does go bad.

John





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