Phenol can be used for a wide variety of molecular biology applications, including nucleic acid extractions using standard phenol-chloroform protocols. Epidermal strips from the abaxial side of leaves of Commelina communis were stirred in phenol in a procedure to separate the monosaccharides from the epidermis.
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Hazard Statements: H301-H311-H331-H314-H341-H373
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Toxic if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Suspected of causing genetic defects. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P201-P280h-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves/clothing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.