iptg - why dioxane free?

S.Ballal ballal_sv at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 21 10:17:29 EST 2002

After searching  the net I found some reports by users who said that
the Dioxane in the IPTG inhibited the growth of their strains. Dioxane
is anyway extremely toxic.

So why take chances

Ahmedabad, India
Duncan Clark <junk@[]> wrote in message news:<kixEZND5Q$Q8EAPl at genesys.demon.co.uk>...
> 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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