Removal of dried acrylamide gel from UV-glass??
joycef at news.uidaho.edu
Mon Nov 3 12:24:02 EST 1997
Thanks to all who responded with suggestions on removing dried
acrylamide gel from UV-glass!! The main solutions given were:
-Rehydration with water
-Removal with NaOH, 0.1 - 4.0 M
-Careful removal with safety razor
-BioRad (they sell acrylamide) did not believe that
rehydration would work, and suggested picking
at it with a plastic spatula until removed.
Unfortunately, upon close examination of the glass, I found that
there were many depressions in the glass where the gel had been.
Apparently some of the glass broke off during the original removal
of the dry gel - this was before any attempts at rehydration. This
was a -very- dry gel.
I believe that NaOH did remove any remaining gel - I used a 1M
Thanks again for all who responded, both by email and to this group.
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