Help gels cracking

Wendy-Anne Smith wendy at
Wed Mar 26 03:28:57 EST 1997

We always soak our gels in 10% glycerol/water solution for at least 24hrs
to remove any methanol in the gel in the Coomassie stain.  It apparently
is the methanol which causes the cracking.  We never have any problems
when vacuum drying after this is done.

Dr. Wendy-Anne Smith

TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
(Company Limited by Guarantee)
Western Australia

Fax 61 9 388 3414

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