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polymeric materials (usually organic) of large molecular weight which can be shaped by flow. Plastic usually refers to the final product with fillers, plasticisers, pigments, and stabilisers included (versus the resin, the homogeneous polymeric starting material).

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Re: Dioxin and Heated Bottled Water

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) in itself contains no dioxins. Dioxins are products of combustion in plastics, with their formation occuring over 750 degrees F. The myth that water bottles release dioxins in response to ambient heat or freezing conditions has been dispelled ...

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by Coelacanth
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dioxin and Heated Bottled Water
Replies: 1
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peripheral mononuclear cells handling

... In general, blood cells are suspension cells and do not require trypsination, but monocytes are an exception: they adhere to certain types of plastics (which includes most cell culture plates) and must be removed with PBS/EDTA & cell scraper, or perhaps with trypsin. For other PBMCs resuspending ...

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by biohazard
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: peripheral mononuclear cells handling
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Views: 2609

Synthetic Biology and Biomedical Engineering

... found at deep sea vents but engineer them to use different forms of energy like nuclear or raw electricity? Can we make bacteria produce plastics?

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by Constantine
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Synthetic Biology and Biomedical Engineering
Replies: 1
Views: 4870

Soil Bacteria Help

... project for a chemical biology class. The research focus is "using soil bacteria as a reclamation and degradation tool for styrene based plastics". I know how I am going to conduct the experiment, I'm just not finding much information through my research. I've been looking over the ...

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by austin
Thu May 20, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soil Bacteria Help
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Views: 955


... many sugars covalently bonded together could be (starch or glycogen). Think of oils (lipids). In chemistry, "poly" of many units make up plastics. Just look up what recycling symbols on containers to find the ones that we use the most in everyday life. Like milk containers are usually ...

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by kolean
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Replies: 8
Views: 7377
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