RNA tips (DEPC and nucleic acid)

Eric C. Anderson anderson at pharmdec.wustl.edu
Mon Sep 19 10:33:33 EST 1994

In article <359qqu$lo2 at usenet.srv.cis.pitt.edu>, madani at vms.cis.pitt.edu

> [snip] Also, that DEPC slowly hydrolyzes to yield carbon-
> dioxide and ethanol, a process which can be effectively
> accelerated by autoclaving DEPC-treated water for 45 minutes or so.

which is why when i make up DEPC solutions, i autoclave them first, _then_
add the DEPC once they cool down.

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