Gels keep cracking

Hung-yiu Ho hyho at GATE.SINICA.EDU.TW
Thu Dec 10 07:52:11 EST 1998

where can I purchase Duracyl? Please respond.

On 30 Nov 1998, Ian A. York wrote:

> In article <v01510100630b6350aaa4@[]>,
> S. McKay <S.Mckay at> wrote:
> >
> >the gels do not dry.  Unfortunately, I've been experiencing severe cracking
> >problems with the gels which is obviously unacceptable.
> Make sure the gel dryer vaccuum is good.  House vacuum and tap vaccumm
> will often dry low-concentration gels but may not be not adequate for
> high-concentration.  If you use a vaccuum pump, be sure it's working
> properly.
> You might also, or instead, try a high-tensile-strength acrylamide.  We
> use Duracryl, which we started using when we had precisely the same
> problem; we have only had one or two gels crack in the two-three years
> since we started using Duracryl, and those were due to flagrant gel abuse
> that would get you arrested in seventeen states.
> Ian  
> -- 
>     Ian York   (iayork at  <>
>     "-but as he was a York, I am rather inclined to suppose him a
>      very respectable Man." -Jane Austen, The History of England

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