Riboflavin in Acrylamide

Klaus.Matthaei at ANU.EDU.AU Klaus.Matthaei at ANU.EDU.AU
Wed Mar 1 16:57:45 EST 1995

>Some months ago, someone posted a little note regarding putting
>riboflavin in your acrylamide to assist in polymerization (It was acting
>as an O2 scavenger, I believe).  Could you repost the appropriate
>concentration for me?  Thanks in advance.

I use 50ul of a 0.5% solution /50 ml Acrylamide.  This allows the
polymerisation right up to the combs and spacers giving better wells and
more even gels (even sequencing gels with sharks tooth combs).  I have the
reference somewhere (from the 70's).

Cheers, Klaus

Klaus Matthaei
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