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Why Grocery Store (B2C) Detergents are Unsuitable for Labware

Q. We use grocery store detergents to clean our labware and it recently came to my attention that we may need to switch to a laboratory grade detergent such as Alconox or Liquinox. Why is that necessary?

A. Here are some insights as to why a grocery store detergent is not suitable for use in a lab…

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Cleaning Glassware for Silver Staining

Q: I am looking for an alternative for cleaning glassware. I am going to perform a staining procedure using ammoniacal silver (diamine silver) and another one using silver nitrate. The protocols are very specific about using “chemically clean glassware”, but they don’t specify the cleaning procedure. In my previous job in a different institution I […]

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Washing Pipettes

Washing Pipettes

For washing pipettes, Alconox, Inc. recommends using Alcotabs in a pipette siphon washer after presoaking in Alconox or Liquinox.

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