Dr Engelbert Buxbaum
(by engelbert_buxbaum from hotmail.com)
Fri May 8 14:35:29 EST 2009
Am 07.05.2009, 14:32 Uhr, schrieb <oliver.starks from gmail.com>:
> Some Bradford assay cuvettes were improperly dumped into a bacterial
> broth waste bottle in our lab, and subsequently autoclaved. How much
> of a concern is the especially unpleasant odor that was created? Is
> Coomassie dangerous if heated in this manner?
No. Were those polystyrene cuvettes? In that case the smell probably comes
from decomposing plastic. I would not make a habit of breathing styrene on
a regular basis, but a minor amount in a well ventilated area (!?) would
not make you keel over.
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