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How much is ( excel strength ) for Glutaraldehyde solution ?

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I have bought a 50% Glutaraldehyde solution and i want to dilute it for (excel strength) for dosing so how much should it be ?
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I believe excel is 1.5% glute.
So my guess will be 6:1?
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Are you sure you have 50%?
I have bought 2 out 3 of the generic glutes and they are basically only 2x as strong as excel; only needing 50% mix at max.

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yes am sure it is 50%

this is what i have

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Where can I get some of this?
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I think my math is incorrect now!

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Hello

I have bought a 50% Glutaraldehyde solution and i want to dilute it for (excel strength) for dosing so how much should it be ?
Hi Gamezawy,

Yes, the active ingredient in Excel is glutaraldehyde at 1.5% solution.

I do this all the time with 50% concentration; what total amount would you like to end up with? i.e. 500ml; 1 liter; 2 liters? I can tell you how many ml to use.

The 250 ml bottle in your pic will make a little over 8.4 liters.

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Don't recreate the wheel, use a calculator built just for this task:

wet's glutaraldehyde calculator:
http://glut.rota.la/



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Be very careful handling that 50% concentration of glutaraldehyde! It is not at all safe to get on your skin, in your eyes, or anywhere else on your body. I suggest using all of the safety equipment you can get ahold of before opening the bottle.

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Be very careful handling that 50% concentration of glutaraldehyde! It is not at all safe to get on your skin, in your eyes, or anywhere else on your body. I suggest using all of the safety equipment you can get ahold of before opening the bottle.
I'd like to echo this warning; 50% glutaraldehyde is very caustic and the fumes alone will be quite dangerous.

Please take the proper precautions when using this (goggles, gloves, respirator and/or fume cabinet, etc).

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Nice conversion tool kman.


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Nice conversion tool kman.
Thx! Not mine, but kudos to "wet", as it's definitely handy.


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