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    ChemGrrl (Guilty of Contempt) 01-05-02 09:35 No 252949       pH indicator solutions </td> <td class="text_bg" align="right" valign="top">  <a href="https://www.the-hive.ws/forum/favorites.pl?Cat=&option=add&number=252949&Number=252949&page=80&view=&sort=5&part=&vc=&new=&backto=showflat" title="Add this post to your bookmark list in your Private Area">Bookmark</a>  </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td colspan="2" valign="top" align="left"> <br> SWIC has been having a difficult time of acid/base purifications.  Seems that SWIC's pH paper is insufficiently clear about when the pH is around 7 and thus is of very little use until the solution has been too acidified.  I suggested to SWIC that she investigate using some pH indicator solution in her water layer so that she would have a visual cue as to when she reached the right point.<br><br>From my old Analytical text it lloks like Bromthymol blue should work, but I wasn't about to suggest it to SWIC until I knew something about its toxicity or reactivity.  Strangely enough, I couldn't find either bit of info in the Merck Index, and the analytical text I have is not geared to clandestine drug chemists (imagine that!)<br><br>Do any bees have any more information on this, or an idea on a better pH indicator for the range 7.0-7.6?  Also, if SWIC were to use bromthymol blue in the acid/base claen-up of pseudo would any residual indicator react with the rp?I<sub>2</sub> or otherwise mess up the reaction (aside from the added mass when weighing the reactant.)<br><br>Any help is appreciated by SWIC.<br><hr><font color="purple">ChemGrrl</font color="purple"><br><br>"All I wanted was a Pepsi..." </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td align="left" valign="bottom"><img src="../forum/images/left_bottom.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> <td valign="middle" align="center" colspan="7"> </td> <td align="right" valign="bottom"><img src="../forum/images/right_bottom.gif" border="0" height="12" 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<td class="text_bg" align="right" valign="top">  <a href="https://www.the-hive.ws/forum/favorites.pl?Cat=&option=add&number=252954&Number=252954&page=80&view=&sort=5&part=&vc=&new=&backto=showflat" title="Add this post to your bookmark list in your Private Area">Bookmark</a>  </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td colspan="2" valign="top" align="left"> <br> BTB (Bromothymol blue) switches from yellow (acid) to blue (basic) in the range you describe, and is greenish in that range, as part of the indicator molecules are blue and the other part yellow at that pH. </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td align="left" valign="bottom"><img src="../forum/images/left_bottom.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> <td valign="middle" align="center" colspan="7"> </td> <td align="right" valign="bottom"><img src="../forum/images/right_bottom.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> </tr> <tr class="page_bg"> <td colspan="9"> </td> </tr> <td align="left" valign="top" class="text_bg"> <img src="../forum/images/left_top.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> <td colspan="7"><a name="Post253008"></a></a> </td> <td align="right" valign="top"><img src="../forum/images/right_top.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td rowspan="2"> </td> <td rowspan="2"> </td> <td valign="top" align="center" rowspan="2"> fierceness<br> <i>(<span title="The user's title at the time of posting">Newbee</span>)</i><br> <span title="Posting date">01-05-02 16:13</span><br> <span title="Link to this post by using the markup [253008]">No 253008</span><br> </td> <td rowspan="2">  </td> <td rowspan="2" width="1" class="vert_ruler"> <img src="../forum/images/hr.gif" border="0" width="1" height="1"> </td> <td rowspan="2">  </td> <td class="text_bg" align="left" valign="top"> <title>Re: pH indicator solutions </td> <td class="text_bg" align="right" valign="top">  <a href="https://www.the-hive.ws/forum/favorites.pl?Cat=&option=add&number=253008&Number=253008&page=80&view=&sort=5&part=&vc=&new=&backto=showflat" title="Add this post to your bookmark list in your Private Area">Bookmark</a>  </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td colspan="2" valign="top" align="left"> <br> I'm not sure if you are asking this or not, but in case you arent:  Can you put some of the indicator solution into the actual solution with your E or honey without it harming your product?  And can the stuff be cleansed out later with acetone?  I was thinking of using some of the pH indicator that is found in fish/aquarium stores; I am not sure of the actual ingredient though. </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td align="left" valign="bottom"><img src="../forum/images/left_bottom.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> <td valign="middle" align="center" colspan="7"> </td> <td align="right" valign="bottom"><img src="../forum/images/right_bottom.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> </tr> <tr class="page_bg"> <td colspan="9"> </td> </tr> <td align="left" valign="top" class="text_bg"> <img src="../forum/images/left_top.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> <td colspan="7"><a name="Post253378"></a></a> </td> <td align="right" valign="top"><img src="../forum/images/right_top.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td rowspan="2"> </td> <td rowspan="2"> </td> <td valign="top" align="center" rowspan="2"> <font color="#ff0000">Osmium</font><br> <i>(<span title="The user's title at the time of posting">Stoni's sexual toy</span>)</i><br> <span title="Posting date">01-06-02 17:53</span><br> <span title="Link to this post by using the markup [253378]">No 253378</span><br> </td> <td rowspan="2">  </td> <td rowspan="2" width="1" class="vert_ruler"> <img src="../forum/images/hr.gif" border="0" width="1" height="1"> </td> <td rowspan="2">  </td> <td class="text_bg" align="left" valign="top"> <b title="The subject of this post">Re: pH indicator solutions</b> </td> <td class="text_bg" align="right" valign="top">  <a href="https://www.the-hive.ws/forum/favorites.pl?Cat=&option=add&number=253378&Number=253378&page=80&view=&sort=5&part=&vc=&new=&backto=showflat" title="Add this post to your bookmark list in your Private Area">Bookmark</a>  </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td colspan="2" valign="top" align="left"> <br> It's not the pH paper that isn't working. It's just that pH is -log H<sup>+</sup>, therefore it's nearly impossible to exactly hit 7.0, or anything close when working with small amounts.<br>And what is this fascination for pH 7 people have?<br>Strong acid + weak base will not produce a salt with pH7 </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td align="left" valign="bottom"><img src="../forum/images/left_bottom.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> <td valign="middle" align="center" colspan="7"> </td> <td align="right" valign="bottom"><img src="../forum/images/right_bottom.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> </tr> <tr class="page_bg"> <td colspan="9"> </td> </tr> <td align="left" valign="top" class="text_bg"> <img src="../forum/images/left_top.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> <td colspan="7"><a name="Post253641"></a></a> </td> <td align="right" valign="top"><img src="../forum/images/right_top.gif" border="0" height="12" width="9"></td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td rowspan="2"> </td> <td rowspan="2"> </td> <td valign="top" align="center" rowspan="2"> wareami<br> <i>(<span title="The user's title at the time of posting">Hive Bee</span>)</i><br> <span title="Posting date">01-07-02 10:15</span><br> <span title="Link to this post by using the markup [253641]">No 253641</span><br> </td> <td rowspan="2">  </td> <td rowspan="2" width="1" class="vert_ruler"> <img src="../forum/images/hr.gif" border="0" width="1" height="1"> </td> <td rowspan="2">  </td> <td class="text_bg" align="left" valign="top"> <b title="The subject of this post">Re: pH indicator solutions</b> </td> <td class="text_bg" align="right" valign="top">  <a href="https://www.the-hive.ws/forum/favorites.pl?Cat=&option=add&number=253641&Number=253641&page=80&view=&sort=5&part=&vc=&new=&backto=showflat" title="Add this post to your bookmark list in your Private Area">Bookmark</a>  </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr class="text_bg"> <td colspan="2" valign="top" align="left"> <br> bromthymol blue   Organic Chemistry. C<sub>27</sub>H<sub>28</sub>Br<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5</sub>S, white to yellow crystals that are soluble in alcohol and alkaline solutions and slightly soluble in water; used as an acid-base indicator (pH 6.0, yellow; pH 7.6, blue). <br><hr>bromphenol blue   Organic Chemistry. C<sub>19</sub>H<sub>10</sub>Br<sub>4</sub>O<sub>5</sub>S, prisms or crystals that are slightly soluble in alcohol and benzene and slightly soluble in water; used as an acid-base indicator (pH 3.0, yellow; pH 4.6, purple<br><hr><br>The WingNutz have always used universal indicator solution....if you can get you hands on it, it works well with one drop added to aqueous solution. The slightest pinkness indicates good to go. Since runningout of that they went to the market and picked up 4-way dip sticks that only read in the 6.8-8.0 ph range. <br>As for toxicity of the bromthymol solution....from the fish store.....you asked for it!<img src="../forum/images/icons_lightgrey/tongue.gif" alt="tongue" title="Tongue" heigth="15" width="15"><br><hr>****** ANAYLTICAL SYSTEMS -- BROMTHYMOL BLUE INDICATOR SOLN, 170-S <br>MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET<br>NSN: 650500N036198<br>Manufacturer's CAGE: 90767 <br>Part No. Indicator: A <br>Part Number/Trade Name: BROMTHYMOL BLUE INDICATOR SOLN, 170-S <br>========================================<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>===<br>                            General Information<br>========================================<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>===<br>MSDS Serial Number: BQMQL <br>Hazard Characteristic Code: F5 <br>========================================<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>===<br>                     Ingredients/Identity Information<br>========================================<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>===<br>Proprietary: NO <br>Ingredient: 4,4'-(3H-2,1-BENZOXATHIOL-3-YLIDENE) BIS(2-BROMO-3-METHYL-6-<br>(1-METHYLETHYL)-, S,S-DIOXIDE; (BROMTHYMOL BLUE)<br>Ingredient Sequence Number: 01 <br>Percent: 0.1 <br>NIOSH (RTECS) Number: SJ7450000 <br>CAS Number: 76-59-5 <br>OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE <br>ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE <br>-------------------------------------<br>Proprietary: NO <br>Ingredient: METHANOL<br>Ingredient Sequence Number: 02 <br>Percent: 20 <br>NIOSH (RTECS) Number: PC1400000 <br>CAS Number: 67-56-1 <br>OSHA PEL: S,200PPM/250STEL <br>ACGIH TLV: S,200PPM/250STEL; 93 <br>========================================<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>===<br>                     Physical/Chemical Characteristics<br>========================================<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>===<br>Appearance And Odor: DARK GREEN<br>Boiling Point: 141F,61C <br>Vapor Pressure (MM Hg/70 F): 97 <br>Solubility In Water: VERY SOLUBLE <br>========================================<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>===<br>                      Fire and Explosion Hazard Data<br>========================================<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>========<wbr>===<br>Extinguishing Media: CARBON DIOXIDE OR DRY CHEMICAL FOR SMALL FIRES.<br>ALCOHOL OR POLYMER FOAM FOR LARGE FIRES.<br>Special Fire Fighting Proc: WEAR NIOSH/MSHA APPROVED SCBA AND FULL<br>PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (FP N). 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