Phenol distillation (caveat)

Michael Lush mjl17 at mbuc.bio.cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 2 06:59:36 EST 1993


In article <9311012241.AA27012 at sparc03.cc.ncsu.edu> alvin at unity.ncsu.edu writes:

>	Be careful!  Also, if you do get hot phenol on you,
>glycerol is supposed to be useful in washing it off.  If you
>use water it will simply spread the phenol around (so I have
>heard).  

	In our lab we keep bottles of PEG (Poly Ethylene Glycol)
handy for this.

	Also note that Ethanol can kill if used to wash phenol off!!!

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