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SAFETY WARNING !!! Re: Fwd: [ccp4bb]: heavy atom derivative

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On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Jean-Paul Renaud wrote:

> >we have had much luck making uranyl derivatives of a protein we are trying 
> >to phase.
> >We thought we'd try Pu derivatives. Anyone know a good source for Pu OAc2?
> Have you tried the US gov or the black market?  :-)

but seriously, folks - if you use uranium sulfide, US, or boron-uranium
sulfhydryl, BUSH, please make sure never ever to mix it with aqueous iridium,
Ir(aq), since this mixture is highly explosive !!!


                        Gerard J.  Kleywegt
    [Research Fellow of the Royal  Swedish Academy of Sciences]
Dept. of Cell & Molecular Biology  University of Uppsala
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