Phenol Stories

Patrick HJ Falckh p.falckh at rmit.edu.au
Tue Jun 4 17:46:39 EST 1996


-Some of the 'new 'phenols are buffered differently.  As far as I 
remember, but not the reference, slightly acidic phenol is best for 
RNA and slightly basic best for DNA - some companies now make the 
phenols at ~pH6.6 and ~pH7.8.  This slight variation in pH will make 
quite a bit of difference to your extraction.

Best Regards
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