Dry-heat destruction of lipopolysaccharide: design and construction of dry-heat destruction apparatus.

Applied and environmental microbiology

PubMedID: 727786

ROBERTSON JH, Gleason D, Tsuji K. Dry-heat destruction of lipopolysaccharide: design and construction of dry-heat destruction apparatus. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1978;36(5):705-9.
A dry-heat oven with automatic, multiple-sample introduction and withdrawal has been constructed to achieve instantaneous heating and cooling of samples. The oven temperature fluctuation at set points of 170 to 250 degrees C was +/- 0.1 degrees C, with temperature variation between the replicate samples of +/- 0.2 degrees C. Correction required for a sample come-up time was minimal, i.e., less than 0.25 min of the dry-heat destruction time.