Thursday, December 21, 2006

Hypercat mixing instructions

To make up Hyercat, you'll need: a pyrex mixing container, a hot plate, lab burner, or dedicated microwave, and lab safety gear including dust mask or respirator, lab glasses, and gloves, and the constituent chemicals. Work in a well ventilated area.

Stock Solution A

Add 3/4 the total volume of propylene glycol to the Pyrex mixing container at room temp. Add dry chemicals, and stir into a slurry. Top up to final volume with propylene glycol. Heat with stirring until all of the chemicals have completely dissolved (about 150F). Allow to cool before transferring to permanent storage container.The color of the concentrate should be a light, peachy-amber. Your concentrated stock solution A is now ready to use.

Stock Solution B

Add 750ml of distilled water to the mixing container. Slowly, with stirring, add 200g of sodium carbonate. Stir until completely dissolved. Top up to 1 liter with distilled water. Your concentrated stock solution B is now ready to use.


kmag said...

Hello Jay,
I don't own a pyrex container. Can hypercat's solution A be mixed on the stove using a stainless steel pan? What would the result be?
Thank you,

jdef said...

Hi Kurt.

SS is fine. Hypercat is really easy to mix. A dust mask is a reasonable precaution, but it's only necessary for the first few sconds before the dry chemicals are mixed into a slurry. You'll see. It's really easy. I just developed a batch of 3x4 Forte 400 in Hypercat and the results are amazing. Let me know if I can be of any help.