Hi, Guys I am having problems with my green stars, I have tried many formulas which contain either chlorinated rubber or cpvdc as the chlorine donor. I have access to PVC only, which, when compared to the above donors has a much lesser chlorine content I guess this is the reason why I get a pale or yellowish green. I use combinations which have Baruim Nitrate, Pot.Chlorate,(I use only LR grade) Magnesium,(coated with wax) and pvc in place of Parlon or Saran, both of which are unavailable in small quantities where I live, since they are used as raw materials, the min. order quantity is around 50 kgs. I also have some cpvc adhesive glue which contains acetone, m.e.k and other solvents along with cpvc and silica. Will the presence of silica affect the result of the color ? or will it result in any unwanted reaction.
I had a small quantity of Barium Chlorate which when combined with shellac gave off a deep green. I have run out of it and now it is not available in India. I have read that it can be made through electrolysis process, has any one tried it ? if so what is the process, mainly,is it safe to do it ? Any info. regarding the above topic will be greatly appreciated.