Phenol distillation

Shahram Mori smori at
Sat Mar 11 23:14:53 EST 1995

Jim Owens (jow at wrote:
: In article <3jpms8$j6i at> Roy Dace, dace at
: writes:
: >Can any of you suggest whether distillation of new AR phenol should be
: >necessary?

: Equilibrate with water or buffer.  If the phenol is colorless, with no
: reddish tinge, it should be OK to use as is.

: Good luck,

: Jim Owens
That's right. I equilibrate with buffer containing Tris-HCL (7.4), NaCl, 
and EDTA.  I do not do any boiling. Though this is a pain in the butt 
too, it's much safer.
Shahram Mori					   _/\_
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Dept. of chemistry and Biochemistry Box 3C	  \_  _/
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