Can organics be reduced in autoclaves

Mark Fuller mark_fuller at qmgate.anl.gov
Mon Dec 9 15:34:20 EST 1996


I was wondering if anybody knows of any references which indicate that 
organic compounds can be reduced during autoclaving.  I usually hear 
people talk about autoclaving as "wet oxidation," which would seem to 
indicate that thermal/chemical oxidation is occurring, not reduction.

Any leads/references would be much appreciated.

Mark Fuller, Ph.D.
Argonne National Laboratory

mark_fuller at qmgate.anl.gov



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