BACTERIAL FREEZER STOCKS - NEED HELP

Nick Theodorakis nicholas_theodorakis at urmc.rochester.edu
Fri Jul 13 10:32:36 EST 2001


In <8h4mi9.tg7.ln at wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de>, Cornelius Krasel 
wrote:
>
>L. Rzepiel <lrzepiel at uoguelph.ca> wrote:
>> I want to prepare -80 C stocks of bacteria.  Is it OK to use
>> glycerine instead of glycerol?  
>
>It's the same stuff. "Glycerin" is the German name (and possibly also 
used
>in other languages) , in the English-speaking world it is called "Glycerol"
>which also correctly suggests that it is an alcohol.

"Glycerine" is also used in English as a synonym for glycerol, albeit more 
often in common "layman's" use, whereas "glycerol" is preferred in 
scientific writing for the reason you give.

Nick

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