How low pH to hydrolyse DNA

Bryan J. Maloney cavaggione at
Mon Nov 25 22:59:12 EST 2002

"Bjørn Ove Sætre" <mbibt at> wrote in
news:arikod$ts8$1 at 

> In our DNA (mostly PCR work) lab we regularly wash some glass and
> plastic ware in diluted hydrochloric acid to get rid of DNA. Now we

Use sodium hypochlorite (household bleach is an ideal concentration).  
Just a few minutes' soak will do the trick with less hazard.

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