surface sterilant

Michael Witty mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 20 04:47:55 EST 2001


Bob,
   what is Everclear?  Window wash?  Mike.

On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Justin Cobb wrote:

> If all else fails, just get a bottle of Everclear and use that.  (I'm
> serious-it's 190 proof [95% EtOH]!)
> 
> "Michael Witty" <mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk> wrote in message
> news:Pine.SGI.3.96.1010319214317.22395062A-100000 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk...
> > > Benzalkonium chloride solution is probably better for this application
> > > as it is non volatile and has as residual effect on the surface.
> > > Ethanol is non residual and does not provide any on going biocidal
> > > activity.
> > >
> > > Bob Molony
> >  . . . but the non-residual property is good!  It means that any plant
> > matter coming into contact with a sterilized surface does not get a
> > chemical poison.  How about commercial methylated spirits, which will be
> > more poisonous than ethanol, but better than putting up with residues.
> > Maybe you can even get it without the blue dye and taste denaturant.
> > Good luck Jayakumar. Mike.
> >
> >
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