RNA smells like bleach

Peter Ellis pjie2 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Jun 18 02:19:08 EST 2004


debydun at yahoo.com wrote:
>Hi,
>I recently prepared RNA using the RNeasy kit.  I did the on column DNA
>digestion and eluted w/DEPC water (my own).  I took the samples out of
>the freezer today and they really smell like bleach.  Does anyone know
>what can cause this?  thank you.

Accidentally using bleach instead of DEPC?

(Don't shoot me, it's Friday and it's been a long week...)

Peter



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