Function of octanol/isoamylalcohol?

Robert Hartley rh at mblab.gla.ac.uk
Tue Aug 1 03:46:47 EST 2000


In article <8m5v53$dfh$1 at mlucom4.urz.uni-halle.de>, "Jens Tiedemann"
<tiedemann at ipk-gatersleben.de> wrote:

> 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?

It stops the Phenol chloroform mix from foaming up while shaking.






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