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freon for virus purification

Denni Schnapp ds4 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Fri Jul 1 07:22:29 EST 1994

Dear Robert,

Freon is used to phase-extract lipids and other gunk that remains after
cell lysis. I would however like to know why freon is used and not another
polar solvent useful for phase extraction such as hexane or chloroform
(which is often used for phage purification and is very good at extracting

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