SO I am in the middle of prepparing a lab for one of the sections I TA and it involves TLC-Thin Layer Chromatography, so it got me thinking. If we regulated the type of paper (I think cellulose would be the easiest for everyone to get). Then regulated the mixture say 70%-Hexane 30% ethyl acetate. (Again I feel like this would be quite easy to get ahold of) We could come up with a Rf factor that is reproducable at home. Now this would NOT be the easiest test but for people who are really worried, perhaps this could work?
Now several tests would have to be ran, along with the fact that the known solution, would HAVE to be testosterone, so the Rf is accurate.
But I would like some opinions on this, the test really is quite easy… Bill Roberts Id especially like to hear your opinion