Re: Alcian Yellow, Alcian Blue
I'm glad that Dr. Minggeng Wang, the president of Suzhou Sinoera Chemical
Co., responded to my note about the Alcian dyes.
I think it is a very good thing that the world has two independent makers of
Alcian blue and Alcian yellow. I would hope that an evaluation of the two
products will soon appear in the refereed literature.
Suzhou is of course the correct (pinyin) Chinese spelling of the name of that
part of China. I did not realize that a citation of the older English
transliteration "Soochow" for the benefit of English-speaking readers might
be offensive to a Chinese reader. (I can only learn of such problems by
asking.) In the USA mapmakers do not always use the standard pinyin
transliteration of Chinese place names, and this lack of standardization is
sometimes a difficulty for us. (I wouldn't care to have to spell "Tennessee"
Ian Montgomery notes that >>Very touchy subject, the American version of
English. After the numerous postings regarding vendors let's not spark a
sparring contest. - About to stain for the presence of a ciliate in the
Norwegian lobster. Any suggestions for a suitable stain?<< Melted butter, if
it's anything like a Maine lobster. Oyster sauce for a Chinese lobster.
Knoxville, Tennessee USA
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