Sequencing gel

Yolanda Yang yangy at
Fri Apr 15 11:57:27 EST 1994

In article <Stephen_Lasky-130494151444 at>,
Stephen_Lasky at (Stephen R. Lasky) wrote:

> I have had that problem when I used plates the first time after
> siliconizing them with dichlorodimethylsilane.  The gel used to crawl out
> into the top tank.  You can avoid this by washing the plates with a
> slightly abrasive powder detergent after you siliconize them.  That always
> worked for me.

In our lab, we found that Rain-X (found in auto shops) is a great
substitute for silicon, and less toxic.  We avoid the "crawling" phenomenon
by only Rain-Xing the short plate, so that the gel sticks to the long

yolanda yang
yangy at

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