The Monarch RNA Cleanup Kit (50 µg) rapidly and reliably purifies up to 50 μg of concentrated, high-quality RNA (> 25 nt) from enzymatic reactions including labeling, capping, in vitro transcription (IVT) and DNase I treatment. This kit utilizes a bind/wash/elute workflow with minimal incubation and spin times. Our unique column design ensures zero buffer retention and no carryover of contaminants, enabling elution of sample in volumes as low as 20 μl. Unwanted NTPs and short RNA fragments are removed, ensuring highly pure RNA transcripts following IVT/RNA synthesis. Eluted RNA is ready for use in a variety of downstream applications, including RT-PCR, RNA library prep for NGS and RNA labeling. The protocol can also be modified to enable the purification of smaller RNA fragments (≥ 15 nts).
Designed with sustainability in mind, Monarch kits use significantly less plastic and responsibly-sourced, recyclable packaging.
Monarch RNA Cleanup kits are also available for 10 µg (NEB #T2030) and 500 µg (NEB #T2050) binding capacities. Columns and buffers are also available separately for convenience.
Specifications and Applications::
RNA Sample Type
Cleanup of previously purified RNA (TRIzol, phenol/ chloroform) and RNA from enzymatic reactions (invitro
transcription reactions, DNase I treatment)
RNA Size Range
≥ 25 nt ( ≥ 15 nt with modified protocol)
A260/280 > 1.8 and A260/230 > 1.8
5 minutes of spin and incubation time
Compatible Downstream Applications
RT =-PCR, RNA library prep for NGS, Formation of ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes for genome editing
studies, microinjection, RNA labeling, transfection
RNA Cleanup and Concentration (including from the TRIzol aqueous phase)
RNA purified by other methods can be further purified
Enzymatic Reaction Cleanup
Enzymes such as RNA polymerases, DNase I, Proteinase K and phosphatases are removed allowing efficient desalting
In vitro Transcription Cleanup
Enzymes and excess NTPs are removed to yield highly pure synthesized RNA
RNA Gel Extraction
Purification of RNA from agarose gels
Fractionation of RNA into small and large RNA pools
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Check protocol to ensure correct buffer reconstitution, order of addition of buffers and ethanol, and proper handling of column flow-through and eluents.
Insufficient mixing of reagents
Ensure the ethanol is thoroughly mixed with RNA sample and RNA Cleanup Binding Buffer before applying the sample to the RNA Cleanup Column.
Incomplete elution during prep
Ensure the nuclease-free water used for elution is delivered directly to the center of the column so that the matrix is completely saturated. Larger elution volumes, multiple elutions, and longer incubation times can increase yield of RNA, but will dilute the sample and may increase processing times. For typical RNA samples, the recommended elution volumes and incubation times should be sufficient.
In order to avoid RNase contamination during RNA cleanup, make sure to work on a clean lab bench, wear gloves and use disposable RNase-free pipet tips and microfuge tubes (not provided). Keep all kit components tightly sealed when not in use.
Improper storage of RNA
Purified RNA should be used immediately in downstream applications or stored at -70°C.
Low A260/230 Ratios
Residual guanidine salt carry-over
Ensure wash steps are carried out prior to eluting sample. Use care to ensure the tip of the column does not contact the flow-through. If unsure, repeat centrifugation. When reusing collection tubes, blot the rim of the tube on a Kimwipe prior to reattachment to the column to remove any residual wash buffer.
Low Performance of RNA in Downstream Steps
Salt and/or ethanol carry-over
Ethanol and salt remaining after the washes may inhibit downstream applications. Use care to ensure that the tip of the column does not come into contact with the flow-through. If in doubt, re-centrifuge for 1 minute to ensure traces of salt and ethanol are not carried over in the eluted RNA.
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