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  1. #1 Can I substitute paraformaldehyde for formaldehyde? 
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    Can I substitute paraformaldehyde for formaldehyde in the buffer and agarose gels when running northern blots? Please help!


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    Have you tried protocol-online. There are tech savvy contributors there:

    http://www.protocol-online.org/forums/index.php


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    If im right in thinking then yes you can

    Paraformaldehyde is simply a hydrated form of formaldehyde used because of the latter's reactivity, so anything you do with it should do exactly the same
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