Re: Glycerine as a cap dielectric?

At 07:15 AM 4/18/98 -0500, Tesla List wrote:
>From:  Laser39646 [SMTP:Laser39646-at-aol-dot-com]
>Sent:  Friday, April 17, 1998 4:33 PM
>To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Subject:  Re: Glycerine as a cap dielectric?
>>From:  Matthew Mills [SMTP:mattmills-at-mindless-dot-com]
>>Sent:  Thursday, April 16, 1998 3:35 PM
>>To:  Tesla List
>>Subject:  Glycerine as a cap dielectric?
>>Hi I was just thinking....(Woah Dangerous!!!) and have heard that
>>glycerine makes a good dielectric as its dielectric constant is about
>>60, would this be any good for caps? or does it have extremely high loss
>    I'm not sure on the dielectric properties of glycerin. But i'm pretty
>its not a cheap material. I bought a small about lets say 6oz for $3-$4. It
>was a pharmacey quality.  
>Spelling mistakes are for the amusement of everyone!!

Glycerine is water-miscible and somewhat hygroscopic; difficult to keep dry
enough to prevent voltage breakdown I suspect.