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Does autoclaving salts of metal destroy them? - (Apr/02/2014 )

I autoclave Sodium Tungstate before adding it to the media in order to sterilize it. Does it affect the metal solubility or uptake by the bacteria by any chance?


Possibly, but I doubt it.  You could try filter sterilization.


If you don't see colour changes or precipitates after autoclaving should be ok.


PD: don't ask the same in different forums

-El Crazy Xabi-

there is no precipitation observed after autoclaving and i'll try filter sterilization next time. Thank you!!