bleach and used LB

Michael Witty mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 27 04:23:58 EST 2001


Just out of interest, how does this chlorine relate to the "gas" or World
War I?  Mike.

On 27 Apr 2001, Wolfgang Schechinger wrote:

> Emir, it's not the chlorine alone, I know that smell and I
> didn't use chromic acid (hypochlorite will destroy even
> plasmids as fa as I know)
> I really thought of some halogenation products.
> Of course it could be the mixture of chlorine and LB smell and
> some perfume effect.
>
> Wo
>
> > I guess, reduction of hypochlorite results in formation of chlorine gas. You
> > probably noticed a brownish color as well. ...Interesting, I also associate
> > smell of chlorine with chemical lab. Why? Oh, maybe because of the chromerge
> > used to wash the glass!
> > :-)
> > Emir
> >
> >
> > ""Wolfgang Schechinger"" <wolfsc at ibms.sinica.edu.tw> wrote in message
> > news:200104261604.f3QG4H825895 at ibms.sinica.edu.tw...
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > just sterilized some used LB with bleach (mostly alkaline
> > > hypochlorit)  after harvesting the bucks in order to kill the
> > > leftovers. after a few minutes i noticed an aromatic smell
> > > emerging from the flasks reminding me of my past organic
> > > practicals.
> > >
> > > any ideas what's happening - some nucleophilic halogenation?
> > >
> > > wolfgang
> > >
> > >
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