I'm using the all famous Alconox powder detergent to clean my laboratory glassware, the powder is a pain to store near the sink and to use. Would like to make a more friendly concentrated liquid to use in its stead. They sell "Liqui-Nox" which I assume is Alconox in liquid form . . and it's twice the price.
I have tried a few things, obviously just water and mixing, even up to overnight. It really doesn't go into solution very well, even at seemingly low concentrations. Ive got it up to about 20% w/v but I've tried heat, glycerin, adjusting pH to ~8.8, adding EDTA. I have not added these things in any scientific way, just kind of pouring glycerol or EDTA in.
Wondering if anyone in here has experience with detergents like this , or has done something like this before. Thanks in advance!