[Histonet] methacarn problem solved

kjsavage <@t> buffalo.edu kjsavage <@t> buffalo.edu
Wed Jan 25 14:02:37 CST 2006

Hi all,

First, "thank you" to everyone who responded to my please for help with 
the methacarn solution.  The problem was with the chloroform.  A 
chemist friend of mine clued me in to the problem.  

Most chloroform comes with ethanol added as a perservative.  But there 
are some with amylene as the preservative instead.  Sometimes they do 
not list it as an additive on the bottle, and you only find out when 
you call the company.  Filtering it out is an option.  But I guess now 
that I know what was happening I will just get the choloroform without 

Thanks again to all for the helpful suggestions. 

Kathy Savage, PhD
Dept. of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
SUNY-University at Buffalo

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