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GenElute 96 Well Total RNA Purification Kit

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4 x 96 well plate, sufficient for 4 96-well plate purifications

High Throughput Purification, RNA Purification


sufficient for 4 96-well plate purifications


4 x 96 well plate

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General description

GenElute 96 Well Total RNA Purification Kit allows for the high-throughput purification of total RNA from cells or tissue. The kit utilizes the advantages of silica membrane technology and eliminates the use of hazardous organic compounds such as phenol and chloroform.
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The purified total RNA is ready for use in any enzymatic downstream application.

Features and Benefits

  • Unique plate design offers low risk of cross-contamination
  • RNA can be used for any kind of downstream enzymatic reaction
  • Processing possible under with a vacuum or centrifuge
  • Suitable for manual and automated processing


Sigma′s GenElute 96 Well Total RNA Purification Kit provides a simple and convenient way to isolate total RNA from cells or tissue. The cells or tissue are lysed in a solution containing large amounts of chaotropic salt which immediately inactivates RNases that are present in almost all biological materials. The addition of a Wash Buffer provides the necessary binding conditions for the RNA to be adsorbed to the silica membrane. The contaminating DNA which may be bound to the silica membrane is removed by directly applying RNase-free DNase. The remaining salts, proteins, and other cellular debris are removed by additional washing steps. The final step is to elute the purified RNA in the RNAase-free water that is supplied in the kit.

Other Notes

Application notes:
Method of purification:Silica-membrane technology
Compatible with Manual or automated, vacuum or centrifugation
Efficient recovery of > 200 nt
Typical yield20 μg (2 x 106 HeLa cells),
20 μg (20 mg mouse liver)
Typical concentration50–200 ng/μL
Elution volume50–130 μL
Preparation time70 min/plate
Binding capacity100 μg
RNA ratio28S/18S approx. 2.1
Typical RIN (RNA > 9 (cells)
integrity number)≥ 7 (tissue)
Sufficient for:
< 107 cultured cells (centrifugation)
< 30 mg tissue (centrifugation)

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Legal Information

GenElute is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC
GenElute is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Kit Components Only

Product No.

  • RNA Lysis Solution 125 mL

  • RNA Wash Buffer 1 360 mL

  • RNA Wash Buffer 2, Concentrate 2 x 90

  • RNA Wash Buffer 3, Concentrate 2 x 54

  • Reaction Buffer for rDNase 4 x 20

  • rDNase, RNase-free 8 vial(s)

  • RNase-free Water 2 x 54

  • RNA Binding Plates, blue ring 4 ea

  • Collection Tubes, 1.5 mL 16 ea

  • Wash Plates 4 ea

  • Square-well Blocks 6 ea

  • Elution Plate, U-Bottom 4 ea

  • Round-well Blocks Low 4 ea

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Dam. 1 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Corr. 1C - Skin Sens. 1

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials



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Genomic DNA Sample Purification and Quality Assessment

The availability of simple methods for purification of DNA and RNA has greatly facilitated the analysis and characterization of the genome and gene expression. There is a demand to isolate DNA and RNA rapidly and conveniently from a variety of cellular sources, including cells and tissues from mammalian, plant and bacterial cultures.

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