Outrageous price for KCl

Robert W. St. G. Fisher, IV fisher at radonc.unc.edu
Thu Oct 16 16:58:02 EST 1997

Hmmm.....i'm willing to bet that you're paying for the exhaustive research
that went into the MSDS that comes with such a hazardous compound as KCl (just

Robert Fisher

Pamela Norton wrote:

>      I thought the readers of this group might find this interesting. On
> p.2 of the 1997 Promega catalog, along with the TNT
> transcription/translation system, there is a listing for potassium chloride
> and magnesium acetate. They are charging $30 for 200 _micro_liters of 2.5 M
> KCl, the same price for 100 microliters of 25 mM MgAc. I understand that
> convenience comes at a price, but this is ludicrous. If anyone out there is
> thinking about ordering this, send me the $30 and I'll send you a full
> milliliter. :-)
>      They appear to have confirmed alchemy, turning base metals into gold.
>           Pam
> --
> Pamela A. Norton, Ph.D.          Associate Professor of Medicine
> Thomas Jefferson University
> Philadelphia, PA 19107           p_norton at lac.jci.tju.edu

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