Boiling ethidium bromide gel

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Fri Apr 24 13:50:43 EST 1998


On Fri, 24 Apr 1998 09:56:36 +1100, Jennifer Skerratt  said:
>
>Does anyone have any information (preferably not just gut feelings) on
>how safe it is to boil the gel up in a microwave with the ethidium
>bromide already in it. Does the ethidium bromide vaporise with the
>steam? 
>thanks Jenny

EtBR probabyl won't vaporate by itself, but it will be carried along
by the water vapor. Almost any substance will.
Example: NaCl. Next time you have a cold, inhale some hot salt water.
helps you membranes.

clemens







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