Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Not a good mixer for drinks

Credit: David Kochman
Other potential warnings for a bottle of 2-mercaptoethanol:

1. DOESN'T SMELL GOOD
2. NOT A GOOD HAND LOTION
3. DO NOT ADD TO CHEESE DIP

6 comments:

  1. STINKS FOR ANY PURPOSE

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  2. mercapto = Nope for me.
    seleno = Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooope!!!
    telluro = Time to quit and burn down the building!

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  3. DO NOT MOUTH ... . If this was the first part of a tattoo on Stormy Daniels, what would be the next word(s)?

    Seriously, mouth pipetting of anything should be forbidden in the lab.

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    1. In general it has been but you can't stop stupid. (Yes, I'm looking at those biologists that still pipette by mouth).

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    2. My first job was as a lab tech in my dad's insecticide lab at duPont. That was one habit that I never picked up.

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  4. I remember when I was working a temp R&D job, I was walking by a co-workers hood and I saw him mouth pipette some DCM. I just looked at him and said, "What are you doing?". He was a PhD and I was a BS at the time.

    Also, as a PhD I worked with a whole host of thiols. The longer the chain or the bigger the ring system the less smelly. That said, when I'd get out of lab my girlfriend would push me into the shower as soon as I got home because I smelled like a skunk. No amount of fume hood can save you.

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