how to get rid of ethidium bromide???

Brian M. Shewchuk bms8 at
Thu Mar 28 14:09:45 EST 1996

Arioch <sai at> wrote:

>hey all,
>							how does one get rid of ethidium bromide after it has been in 
>contact with skin?  what about off of surfaces of instruments?  since 
>it is a proflavin molecule, my guess is that it is sufficiently 
>hydrophobic enough to come off with a detergent (i.e.soap).  any 
>thoughts on this??

>sai at

I've found that ethanol works very well.  The EtBr is pretty soluble
in it.  You could also try Isoamyl alcohol.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Pennsylvania State University

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