Function of octanol/isoamylalcohol?

Dr. Hiranya S. Roychowdhury hroychow at nmsu.edu
Tue Aug 1 23:02:46 EST 2000


The octanol or isoamyl alcohol prevents foaming of the organic phase. 

At 09:44 AM 8/1/00 +0200, Jens Tiedemann 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?
>
>Thanks
>
>Jens
>
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