X-Message-Number: 27377
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 11:20:35 +0100
From: Eugen Leitl <>
Subject: Re: [CN] X-1000 and Z-1000
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On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 12:18:38PM -0700,  wrote:

> I guess the only thing about them that remains mysterious is why the 
> manufacturer of "M22" gave them names like models of motorcycles and 
> computer equipment, rather than something closer to their chemical names.

1) Marketing!

2) These are very specific copolymer preparations (stereochemistry,
   molecular weight distributions, etc.) so IUPAC names would not
   be too descriptive (and quite unwieldy).
> As to cost, X-1000 and Z-1000 themselves are not cheap.  I wonder what 

Custom synthesis in small batches, with some quite demanding steps,
requires several days worth of time of a trained technician, quite expensive
precursors and a well-equipped laboratory.

> antifreeze proteins would cost?  Here's where you can buy the nifty-named 
> stuff (it's "Supercool"!):
> https://secure1.csz.com/21cm/order.html

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