iptg - why dioxane free?

Duncan Clark junk at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Tue Jan 15 04:19:53 EST 2002

In message <3C43FDE6.604.1F121A at localhost>, Wolfgang Schechinger 
<wolfsc at ibms.sinica.edu.tw> writes on the Tue, 15 Jan 2002
>is there an answer or is it just another lab myth?

I'd guess the chemical synthesis  of IPTG produces dioxanes as a 
by-product and, unless the purification is rigorous enough, thgese will 
appear in the final product.

Or maybe it is a 'scare' story to persuade you to buy only the best 
which is naturally from company 'x' etc.

The problem with being on the cutting edge is that you occasionally get
sliced from time to time....

Duncan Clark
GeneSys Ltd.
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