silly? phenol question

R. John Lye rjl6n at
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.


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