Function of octanol/isoamylalcohol?

Dr. Hiranya S. Roychowdhury hroychow at
Wed Aug 2 22:12:38 EST 2000

At 06:28 PM 8/2/00 -0500, Chris LaRosa wrote:
>"Bernard Murray, PhD" wrote:
>> In article <3986CFF8.736090AA at>, Chris LaRosa
>> <clarosa at> wrote:

In CHCl3-only extractions also the CHCL3 remains securely at the bottom.
Indeed, it is so much more heavy that H2O that given enough time
centrifugation may be unnecessary.

>Ok I was mistaken....Maybe I am thinking of chloroform only
>extractions.... It was a long time ago but I thought the purpose was to
>make the chloroform sink...
>Confused and isolated in the midwestern wastelands.
Dr. Hiranya Sankar Roychowdhury
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