EtBr Usage

metzler at metzler at
Fri Jun 25 11:04:22 EST 1993

A rumour started around here among the graduate students that EtBr
is volatile. This is surely not true, since EtBr is obviously a
salt, so is ionic, so cannot be volatile. Is this what is running
around behind all this talk about it getting into the air? Why would
aerosols form, unless you are deliberately whipping the stuff up
into a froth (as obviously happens at the seashore, where NaCl
from the sea gets into the air)?
Mary Metzler
Mary C. Metzler,                       |  Internet:  Metzler at Sara.CC.Utu.Fi  
Department of Botany,                  |  
University of Turku,                   |  This space to be witty until I think
Turku, SF-20500                        |  of something filled... oh yes.
Finland.                               |  a jelly donut.

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