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- n. Either of two isomeric chemical compounds of the lactone family, α-propiolactone and and β-propiolactone.
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After the virus is grown in these cells, it is purified away from the cells and treated with a chemical (called beta-propiolactone) that completely kills the virus.
I. Toplin, "Continuous Chemical Sterilization of Microbiological Media with - propiolactone," Biotech. 8ioeng.
Of course, one could use - propiolactone, which easily hydrolyzes to a non-toxic chemical (4), but perhaps a more realistic approach would be to alternate lactic fermentations with some that are more prone to contamination.
Methods typically employed for inactivation of virus or bacteriophage infectivity include chemical treatment (formalin, beta propiolactone, chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, and sodium hypochlorite), exposure to extremes of pH or heat, desiccation, proteolytic degradation, isotope irradiation or UV irradiation
Hog cholera virus yields in seine kidney cells fuled with beta-propiolactone-inactivated Sendai virus
-- beta-propiolactone, a known carcinogen and suspected gastrointestinal, liver, respiratory, skin and sense organ toxicant;