for purifying and intensifying products of polymerase chain reaction
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a polymer of ethylene oxide and water, obtained upon condensation. PEGs are susceptible to oxidative degradation in the presence of air. Minimizing the exposure of PEG to elevated temperatures and/or exposure to oxygen or addition of an antioxidant can limit the amount of degradation. PEGs do not hydrolyze or deteriorate upon storage. PEGs do not support the growth of molds.