Acrylamide

Peter pxpst2 at vms.cis.pitt.delet.edu
Fri Nov 7 09:33:21 EST 1997


In article <34625de5.16972657 at allnews.fundy.net>, levon at fundy.net (Levon
Fendekian) wrote:

> Does anybody know how to recrystalize acrylamide ?
> 
> I think that recrystalization is used to purify acrylamide so that it
> is suitable for electrophoresis. 

Why would you want to do this?  Eletrophoretic Grade Acrylamide can be
purchased from many different companies and it is relatively cheap.
  To do what you are asking would be a very dangerous proposition.  The
acrylamide powder is a monomer and is an extremely potent neurotoxin.  You
must therefore perform the recrystalization in a sealed enviornment and
the workers will need to wear protective equipment.  Most Chemistry depts
could probable do this, but it is rare to see a biological research
facility with this type of lab.

Peter

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