Unsilanizing sequencing plates?

Hiranya Roychowdhury hroychow at NMSU.EDU
Thu Feb 12 12:38:23 EST 1998

At 05:57 PM 2/11/98 GMT, REWHLAB wrote:
>Hi, Is there any way to easily remove the silanizing coating on glass plates?  
>The plates were coated using Sigma coat.  We have washed several times with 
>detergent without any noticable effect.
>Rewhlab at cbdn.ca

Soak in 0.5M NaOH or KOH for several hours. There is also a commercially
available "polisher" that strips off the silane. It's called Sequestrip.

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