Gas permeability of silicone oil?

Dr Engelbert Buxbaum via (by engelbert_buxbaum from
Fri Apr 6 10:17:04 EST 2007

Tom Anderson wrote:

> Hi,
> Does anyone have any idea how permeable silicone oils are to gases? Oxygen
> and carbon dioxide are the ones i'm interested in, really; water, too.

Thin silicon tubing is used in bioreactors as air/liquid interface to
ensure oxygen supply to the cells.

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