Vivid Violet DNA/RNA Co-Precipitant

Catalog No. 4502

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Highly visible inert co-precipitant designed for routine use in DNA or RNA precipitations

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  • Vivid Violet™ is a neutral carrier which enhances the recovery of nucleic acids when added prior to ethanol precipitation
  • Eliminates the need for low incubation temperature
  • Functions similarly to RNA or glycogen to improve recovery when precipitating dilute solutions of nucleic acids, but has the advantage of adding no biological material
  • Chemically synthesized; will not interfere in subsequent molecular biology manipulations
  • Results in a highly visible purple pellet after centrifugation of the precipitation mixture and thus eliminates loss of nucleic acid pellets during ethanol wash steps since the nucleic acids are readily seen
  • Avoids the necessity of being removed prior to next molecular biology step
  • Helps to determine when nucleic acids are thoroughly dissolved
  • Does not interfere with SDA, PCR, RT-PCR, restriction enzyme digestion, gel electrophoresis or fluorometric determination of nucleic acid content
  • Does not precipitate nucleic acids shorter than 20 base pairs, unincorporated nucleotides and short primers from PCR products can be removed
  • Vivid Violet does absorb at A260 and therefore a correction of the absorbance reading is required


10.0 mg/ml

Quality Control

All preparations are assayed for contaminating endonuclease, exonuclease, nonspecific RNase and single- and double-stranded DNase activities


  • Sufficient for 100 x 50 μL precipitations
  • Supplied at 10 mg/ml
  • Stored in nuclease-free water


See Certificate of Analysis Below.

Storage Conditions

Store at +4°C
Shipped at room temperature


Certificates of Analysis-
Lot 270736 PDF



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