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    Eric Woodbury
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    Source needed for KCN, potassium cyanide

    For fixing wet collodion plates, I prefer the color given by KCN. Does anybody have a source for this where it doesn't cost a fortune or require a dump truck to deliver?

    Yes, I know it is toxic. I know other things work. Prefer KCN.

    Thank you all.

    EricW

    Whoops. Title should read "POTASSIUM CYANIDE"
    Last edited by Eric Woodbury; 25-Sep-2020 at 15:39.

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    Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium chloride

    Fun fact: KCN is used in electroplating process.
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    Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium chloride

    Where are you located?

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    Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium chloride

    I'm in Santa Barbara.

    I've heard this chemical is used in gold mining, jewelry polish, and bug killing jars.

    -e-

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    Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium chloride

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_cyanide

    Amazon has small doses, mayb not sold in CA

    LD is 200 to 400 mg
    wear mask or NOT

    is ???

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    Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium chloride

    B&S lists potassium chloride, but does not list potassium cyanide

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    Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium chloride

    It kills more than bugs in jars, so probably has distinct shipping restrictions.

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    Eric Woodbury
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    Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium chloride

    Artcraft does not carry it. The link points to KCl.

    Shipping is to another state where I need it. East coast. Probably if I drive out to the mines in Beatty NV, they'd give me a carload. 30 years ago, when I visited Victor CO, it was everywhere in open ponds. Charming.

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    Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium chloride

    Try reagent chemical suppliers like Sigma Aldrich https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog...g=en&region=US

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