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Best way to clean cuvettes?

z un691cs at genius.embnet.dkfz-heidelberg.de
Thu Oct 24 03:38:05 EST 1996

In artikeltje  <54kr3l$82f at info-server.surrey.ac.uk>,  Wed, 23 Oct 1996 10:39:21 GMT, 
 bss3pk at surrey.ac.uk  zei:...
>>Matthew Parker (parker at topaz.microbio.uab.edu) wrote:
>>> Hi, folks! Does anybody have any suggestions about a good way to clean
>>> proteins out of quartz cuvettes? I have used concentrated nitric acid in
>>> the past, and also 3M HCl/50% ethanol (which doesn't seem to work as
>>> well, at least in my experience). Is there anything else that works well
>>> (say, 50% nitric)?
>We just use the high UV transmission disposable methacrylate cuvettes 

aren't these expensive ? quartz cuvettes are best cleaned with a warm (60C)
solution of 1% SDS, leave for 10 min or so, rinse with copious 
amounts of H2O. Do not use concentrated H2SO4: even quartz is damaged
by this.


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