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#1 Mac Guffin

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:38 AM

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if someone could give me a scientific reference proving that ethanol 70 could permeabilize latex gloves, making them useless.

Because it seems to me that this is kind of a legend.

So I was thinking there is probably some scientific papers dealing with the truth.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mac Guffin

#2 labmeiser

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:40 AM

This is from a government page on gloves
http://amo-csd.lbl.g.....of Gloves.pdf

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:36 AM

This is from a government page on gloves
http://amo-csd.lbl.g.....of Gloves.pdf

Is that pdf from a nitrile glove provider? For almost all chemicals nitrile is suggested, independent if its resistance is excellent or fair (e.g. methanol), or the chemical not that dangerous (ethanol, SDS... ). Why? :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:47 PM

Is that pdf from a nitrile glove provider?


Not according to the dotgov whois server:

LBL.GOV
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 03:01 AM

This site is from a glove manufacturer, but have a look on page 7, there is a list of chemicals and the protection levels for different glove materials.

Link gloves

THis will help you to find the right gloves for your application.

@ Dr. H: suppose they have a cheap deal with the nitril glove company ;)
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#6 Mac Guffin

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:09 AM

Ok thank you guys.

So it seems to me that it's ok to spray some Ethanol on your gloves to clean them before doing cell culture.
Your hands are "sterile" and you are protected against what you're manipulating.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 06:33 AM

Oh, I have never heard about this.
I'm spraying ethanol on my gloves everyday, worse during tissue culture works, when I am nearly showering myself with 70% ethanol. :lol:

Edited by virusfan, 05 July 2010 - 06:36 AM.





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