How to get rid of the chlorophyll in a leaf?

Gaylord Mink gmink at bentonrea.com
Wed Nov 25 12:04:06 EST 1998


Boil the leaves in 70% alcohol solution until clear,

Beverly Erlebacher wrote:

> In article <3659AA3E.1817 at sun2.ruf.uni-freiburg.de>,
> Jens Lohrmann  <lohrmann at sun2.ruf.uni-freiburg.de> 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
>
> You can also use rubbing alcohol from the drugstore, which is isopropanol.
> Lots cheaper and easier to get in the US and Canada.




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