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laboratory technique: how to dissolve omega-3 in water?

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laboratory technique: how to dissolve omega-3 in water?

Postby nanwu » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:31 am

Hi everybody, I have a project to do for omega-3 (DHA&EPA), I have to put omega-3 in the bacteria E.coli's nutritive medium, but there has water there. The omega-3 is fatty acid, he can't be dissolved in water. Somebody can suggest me how to dissolve omega-3 in water please??

thanks a lot! :D
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Postby loveangel » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:37 am

as i learned from our teacher, fat and water cannot be together unless you put a certain chemical to make it as one. my opinion isnt specific, better ask this question to the people with great minds! :lol:
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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:12 am

You need emulsifier. We use to apply Tween to mix between fats and water. Tween is neutral lab detergent. However, you have to apply proper formula, because it could be harmful to your bacteria.
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thanks

Postby nanwu » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:57 pm

thanks you very much for the answer :D
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