A special lot of DEPC

Jan-Henner Wurmbach wurmbach at uke.uni-hamburg.de
Wed Apr 5 04:52:42 EST 2000


R. John Lye <rjl6n at virginia.edu> schrieb im Beitrag
<38E9CF4D.CCB090F7 at virginia.edu>...
> Jan-Henner Wurmbach wrote:
> > I never had the feeling that DEPC is one of the greter hazards in a
Lab.
> > Polyacrylamide, Ethidium bromide, PMSF or Phenol seemed to be far
greater
> > threats to our health.
> 
> Uhhhh, just to nitpick a bit:  Polyacrylamide is no threat at all, in
> fact 
> it is used as a thickener in some hand creams.  It is the unpolymerized
> acrylamide that is hazardous.

Bah, I know :-)
I was talking about Acrylamide/Bisacrylamide solutions.
But I don´t touch my Gel with bare hands, even after polymerisation. I can
not believe that ALL monomeres have polymerised.

Greetings
  Jan-Henner Wurmbach




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