question about using formaldehyde containing methanol in gels for Northern Blots

Richard Giles Ph.D. giles at
Fri Jun 5 08:36:15 EST 1998

Michael Vagell wrote:
> I recently bought some 37% Formaldehyde from Fisher (Biotech Division) and I
> noticed that the bottle says that it contains 10-15% methanol as a
> preservative. Does anyone know if I can use this kind of formaldehyde in a
> RNA gel for a Northern Blot?
> Michael Vagell, Ph.D.
> Box 1007, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
> One Gustave L. Levy Place
> New York, NY 10029-6574

I have, for years. Results fine.

Richard Giles Ph.D.

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