Can organics be reduced in autoclaves

Ted Burrows ted at integrated-designs.co.uk
Sat Dec 14 05:35:45 EST 1996

> Hello Mark,
> No refs I'm afraid but you have an interesting question. Two things come 
> to mind.
> (1) Autoclaving removes oxygen from the system just by stripping it out 
> with steam. If a compound (methylene blue would serve as an example) 
> needs a normal dissolved oxygen concentration to remain in an oxidised 
> state than it would become "reduced" by autoclaving. This might be true 
> of other compounds.
The thought occurs to me that would it not absorb any of the dissolved 
oxygen from the steam?

Ted Burrows.  Registered Authorised Person (Sterilizers)
Integrated Designs - Thermal Validation Specialists

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