GETTING RID OF EtBr

Steven Poet poets at ccmail.orst.edu
Fri Jul 28 13:08:04 EST 1995


mhughes at mcmaster.ca (<Martin Hughes>) wrote:
>
> In article <3v5nm0$e2d at hermes.oc.com>, Gordon Betts <betts at orion.etsu.edu> says:
> >
> >What is a safe and easy and cheap way of getting rid of waste EtBr?
> >Thanks,
> >
> We use activated charcoal, make a sort of tea bag of it and drop it into
> the container of EtBr contaminated buffer. I'm assuming its just agarose 
> gel buffer you need to get rid of. If you are still using CsCl/EtBr
> to purify plasmids the cheapest answer is to change protocols
> Alison Cowie

Can't you just put it in a clear jar and let the sun inactivate it for
you?



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