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Re: [BKARTS] Chlorx in paste



Donia,

Alcohol works fine, but it evaporate quickly. Chlorine (Clorox, etc.) are
base. Wheat starch is somewhat acidic and as is leather. It does not hurt for
bookbinding paste, paper, etc., to be made somewhat alkaline, which trace amounts
of chlorine will do.  Which brings to mind; do you use distilled water or
spring water to mix your paste?  If you use the public water supply, it is
chlorinated.

There are really effective fungicides, but they are dangerous to prepare.
Among others, they are: paranitrophenol, ethlyparabin, and thymol.

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