chaotropic: what's it mean?

Rich Dudley rdudley+ at
Mon Aug 31 07:46:46 EST 1998

Chaotropy and lyotropy are very well discussed in the literature; you may
have to go back a few decased to find it, but I know there are excellent
reviews available (sorry--I don't have the reference), that have tables of
relative chaotropism, etc.  Try Medline or Pubmed.


Marc Crepeau wrote:

> What does this word mean?  Nobody I've asked seems to know.  I am
> referring to chaotropic as in the "chaotropic salts" which are used in
> Qiagen DNA purification kits.
> Marc Crepeau
> <mwcrepeau at>

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