Acrylamide Gel setting too quickly

Harry Reis reish at
Thu Jun 6 06:11:00 EST 1996

> On Sat, 1 Jun 1996, Brian MacNevin wrote:
> > 	My first thought is that this might be due to the temp of the
> > solution.  It seems to me that I don't have this problem if the
> > solution is allowed to cool a little before adding the final solution.
> >
> >
> >
> Dear Brian,
> Yes, it is definitely the temperature.  Acrylamide gels always take
> longer to set on cold days.  Try chilling the acrylamide mix before adding
> the TEMED and  APS until it feels cool to touch.  Also, don't use high heat
> to dissolve the urea.  It will take a little longer but not nearly as long
> as preparing a new set of plates!  Good luck,
> Michelle
> michelle.gleeson at
What's your receipe?
It's also helpful to put the glassplates in the fridge for about fifteen  

... see you later aligator


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