How to get rid of the chlorophyll in a leaf?

Jonathan B. Marder marder at
Wed Nov 25 09:47:10 EST 1998

Dimethylformamide will do it in a few hours, and warmed DMSO (50
celcius) will do it in under an hour.

Choose your poison!

Jens Lohrmann wrote in message
<3659AA3E.1817 at>...
>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
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