83931 Sigma


decontamination reagent for RNase



form   liquid
density   1.000 g/mL at 20 °C
storage temp.   room temp



Gloves should be worn when handling this product. RNase Decontamination Reagent is alkaline in nature and will cause irritation if prolonged contact with the skin is allowed. In case of contact with eyes, immediately flush with water for fifteen minutes and contact a physician. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Give plenty of water and contact a physician immediately.

General description

RNase AWAY® is a ready-to-use surfactant that removes RNA and RNases from lab equipment. Suitable for PCR equipment, plastic, glassware, and stainless steel lab surfaces.

Legal Information

RNase AWAY is a registered trademark of Molecular Bio-Products, Inc.

Other Notes

Do not use RNase Decontamination Reagent on aluminium, soft metal or gaskets and seals. This product is not intended as reactant. Do not add to reaction.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

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Protocols & Articles


RNase AWAY® for molecular biology

RNase decontamination reagent is a precisely formulated, ready-for-use, ribonuclease decontaminant. When used properly, RNase AWAY will effectively remove RNA and RNase contamination from plastic, st...

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