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.

Duncan
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