How to get rid of the chlorophyll in a leaf?

helen.turner at helen.turner at
Wed Nov 25 07:59:25 EST 1998

In article <3659AA3E.1817 at>,
  lohrmann at wrote:
> chris wrote:
> >
> > Hi there
> > i have a question here
> > How to get rid of the chlorophyll of a leaf
> > to get a clear view of the veins..
> >
> > From Thomas
> I would try Ethanol (maybe 70% Ethanol, 30% water)
> This should do the trick
> Jens

Should work.  For stubborn material, methanol should work.  I've used it to
clear rice leaves (just soaked in the methanol for 48 hours), so that I can
track a fungus into the tissues.


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