Ethidium bromide decontamination

Deanne Bell dbell at
Mon Aug 1 12:58:05 EST 2005

Try this site for chemical and adsorption ideas for EtBr

I have used the Schleicher & Schuell filter extractors - they work great
when you EtBr is in water but the salts in a buffer will clog them up
pretty fast.  
hope this helps
Deanne Bell
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Crop Diseases, Pests & Genetics
9611 South Riverbend Avenue
Parlier, CA  93648
voice  (559) 596-2806
fax      (559) 596-2897
dbell at

>-----Original Message-----
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>Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 2:07 AM
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>Subject: Re: Ethidium bromide decontamination
>Ethidium bromide decontaminationdid you look under the kitchen sink?
>just kidding.. any chemistry supplier should have activated charcoal.
>sigma for example has quite a lot of different kinds.
>><arnaud.garcon at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
>> >news:mailman.210.1122480537.29381.methods at
>>Hi all,
>>A few years ago I used activated charcoal in tea bags for ethidium 
>>bromide decontamination of TEA buffer. >Can't remember where I got it 
>>from but now I don't find it anywhere. Does anyone knows 
>where I can find >some?
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