RE: Grocery store dyes

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To:Mark & Carrie Byrne <>,
Date:Fri, 26 Mar 1999 15:36:48 +1000 (GMT+1000)
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I am sure that an analytical chemist would be able to "fingerprint" (for 
want of a better term) the dye for you. As I recall, I used to run thin 
layer chromatography on a lot of my dyes in order to check batch similarity etc.
But this was many years ago and I'm very rusty now.

> this discussion now begs the question....why on earth did the J of
>Histo publish this paper in the first place?  i have come to trust in the
>journal to publish papers that are scientifically sound and appropriate to
>use in a clinical or research setting....and i don't believe this procedure
>is (particularly after reading posts from dick dapson and john kiernan).  as
>dick pointed out....i certainly wouldn't want to be the poor soul going
>before the judge in the malpractice case!
Christine Lee,
Senior Scientific officer,
Veterinary Pathology and Anatomy,
University of Queensland.

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