The molecular sieve is a dessicant used to adorb the acetic acid, moisture or vapour from the film. It does not necessarily mean that by using the molecular sieve you have salvaged your film. It is just part of a procedure in trying to protect your film from Vinegar Syndrome. The film should be stored in a climate controlled environment. If you dont frequently use the film, you can seal it in a plastic bag it and freeze it. However, make sure you have cleaned the film with film cleaner and inspect it for any further problems it might have.
From: David Breneman <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Any way to "disinfect" vinegar reels?
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Sunday, 28 June, 2009, 10:56 PM
--- On Sun, 6/28/09, Graham Newton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I recall reading about a Kodak product which I think was
> called a molecular sieve designed to affect the syndrome
> either from progressing further or to reverse it, I don't
> remember which. I believe it is a small strip designed
> to be put into the film can of a roll exhibiting vinegar
In case anyone else is interested, I found this: