How to wash glassware for using with mRNA experiment

Shi-Jye Chu chusj at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Mon Dec 9 15:24:10 EST 1996

Hi Heather:

    Thanks you for your excellent experience. Before this, I try to bake
the glass jar  but all is broken. Do you know what company sell the glass
jar that can tolerate the 200 C high temperature. I know the Pyrex had
bottle can do this but they do not semm to sell glass jar. 

shi-jye chu

On 9 Dec 1996, Heather Etchevers wrote:

> We wash the glassware in a detgergent such as SDS 1 - 10% or similar to
> denature the protein-based RNases. On the same principle, we then bake
> all glassware in aluminum foil at 200 C for at least 2 hours to use with
> gloves thereafter. After each hybridization manipulation the glass is
> rebaked. Mostly we only use slide racks and jars; the calibrations on 
> new plastic cultureware are precise enough for making rinse solutions and
> the like, without worries of what might have impregnated the glass. We then
> keep separate bottles for proteinase K, for paraformaldehyde, etc. although
> the solutions themselves are made fresh each time.
> Heather

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