hypochlorite + isothiocyanate -> ???

Wolfgang Schechinger wolfsc at ibms.sinica.edu.tw
Wed Apr 10 01:26:04 EST 2002

Dear all, 

In some Qiagen Kit manuals there is a warning that one should not combine 
isothiocyanate containing buffes with bleach (hypochlorite) because some 
"reactive species" will be formed.

Does it just mean reduction of OCl- to chlorine or are there some more 
toxic/reactive species involved?

Thanks for all input,


Dr. Wolfgang Schechinger
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan


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