phenol/chloroform

Tom Thatcher ttha at uhura.cc.rochester.edu
Tue Dec 19 09:09:09 EST 1995


In <4b60p6$eu5 at mark.ucdavis.edu> ez022056 at bullwinkle.ucdavis.edu (Edward Wang) writes:

>Just out ofcuriosity, when one prepares phenol/chloroform, what is the 
>top phase and why should we not use it?

If you are mixing water-saturated, Tris-equilibrated phenol with 
chloroform, the top phase is water.  You shouldn't use it because there
is no phenol/chloroform in it :)


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