Gels keep cracking

Jimmy Loh n7143167c at acad21.ntu.edu.sg
Sun Nov 29 20:09:56 EST 1998


Hi there. :)
Well, my colleague did something different. He was doing 1.5mm gels and 
reckoned that it was due to the thickness of the gel that caused cracking 
while drying. Our thin gels didn't crack...it was always the thick ones. 
What he did was to do a final soak in (10%acetic acid,50% alcohol) 
similar to destain solution overnight. This shrinks the gel n 
reduces its thickness. THen he dried it down by placing on whatman n using 
the gel dryer. Works for him. :)

Cheers
Jimmy Loh





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