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EFFECT OF MERTHIOLATE (LILLY) ON CERTAIN SPECIFIC PRECIPITATION REACTIONS

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Science  09 Mar 1945:
Vol. 101, Issue 2619, pp. 254-255
DOI: 10.1126/science.101.2619.254

Abstract

Merthiolate (Lilly), a substituted benzoic acid, has been shown to interfere, in concentrations usually used for preservation, with the specific precipitation of antisera against beef serum or sheep serum coupled with diazotized p-aminobenzoic acid, p-arsanilic acid, or p-(p-aminophenylazo) phenylarsonic acid. In some systems increased precipitation was observed, while in others decreased precipitation was observed.