Desalting with butanol precipitation (w/ a reminder)

Jouko Kalevi Pettersson petterss at
Fri May 19 18:56:51 EST 2000

In article <200005191948.NAA260066 at nestor.NMSU.Edu>, Hiranya S. Roychowdhury

>BTW, butanol is immiscible with water (although it absorbs it) and will NOT
>precipitate DNA or RNA as you originally enquired.

It absorbs about 10% water. It is used to precipitate oligonucleotides.
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