How to desiliconise glass plates?

John E. Fox altabios at
Tue May 31 10:35:56 EST 1994

In article <skrshaw.770385864 at reading>, skrshaw at (Sean M. Shaw) says:
>Having carefully siliconised several SDS-PAGE glass plates with
>Sigmacote I now find that I need to reverse the process. Other than
>by repeated washing, is there any way to remove the coating?
>Please could you direct any suggestions to me via email!
>Sean Shaw
>Dept Microbiology, Reading University
>skrshaw at

Try washing the plates in 2M NaOH for a few minutes
I used this to clean a glass reactor, it seemed to work.

John Fox

ps  I tried your Email but couldn't get through

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