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Stabilizers for Photographic Silver Halide Emulsions: Progress in Chemistry and Application


Part of the Topics In Applied Chemistry book series (TAPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 1-3
  3. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 5-11
  4. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 81-102
  5. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 103-125
  6. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 127-141
  7. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 143-157
  8. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 159-163
  9. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 165-201
  10. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 203-220
  11. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 281-283
  12. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 285-295
  13. Gunther Fischer
    Pages 297-297
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 299-378

About this book


For more than 150 years silver halide photography has played a dominant role in image recording. Stability of silver halide photographic materials is regarded as one of the parameters governing the quality of this imaging medium.

Since Emil-Joachim Birr’s 1935 discovery of an effective, generally applicable stabilizer, the sphere of emulsion stabilization has markedly extended. These steady efforts are documented in more than 800 articles and 3,260 patents published since 1969 alone.

"Gunther Fischer is extremely knowledgeable about these patents as well as the literature owing to his deep experience in this field [since 1964], and has managed to include all of them in this monograph in good arrangement. I am sure that this monograph will be very useful for photographic scientists and engineers, and will greatly contribute to progress in photographic science and technology."—Tadaaki Tani, The President of the Internationa Committee for Imaging Science and Technology (ICIS), Ashigara Research Laboratories, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.

The book is unique in that it includes stabilizers, not only in the conventional sense, but also from the viewpoint of antioxidants, oxidized developer scavengers, compounds for modifications of grain habit and growth, inhibitions of chemical ripening and development, and development inhibitor releasing compounds.


Phenol Sorption adsorption aromatic chemistry emulsion environment iron silver stability structure toxicity

Authors and affiliations

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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Stabilizers for Photographic Silver Halide Emulsions: Progress in Chemistry and Application
  • Authors Gunther Fischer
  • Series Title Topics In Applied Chemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-47905-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-4796-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-9108-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 378
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Chemistry
    Physical Chemistry
    Organic Chemistry
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