Function of octanol/isoamylalcohol?

Jens Tiedemann tiedemann at
Tue Aug 1 02:44:36 EST 2000

Dear Colleagues,

I don't understand the exact function of octanol and/or isoamylalcohol as an
additive to RNA/DNA-extraction reagents. Does anybody (with more experience
and methodological know-how than me) have an idea whats the use of it?




Dipl. Biol. Jens Tiedemann
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