What happens to 32P-labelled compounds?
pk03+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Jul 28 00:16:19 EST 1992
Decay of P-32, although producing S-32, will only rarely result in the
replacement reaction. Of prime concern should be the radiolysis of the
labeled mixture. The betas will generate many thousands of ions,
radicals, and excited molecules within a millimeter of their
'production'. These, obviously, are very chemically reactive, and
frequently catalytic too.
Paul J. Karol
(but not Radiation Chemist...a radiation chemist will be able to provide
more detailed information)
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