cracked gels?

Isabelle Jupin jupin at ccr.jussieu.fr
Fri Mar 15 10:23:08 EST 1996


In article <4i9ugt$13o6 at news.doit.wisc.edu>, Helkor at facstaff.wisc.edu
(Helen Korsmo) wrote:

> Does anyone have a tried and true way of drying higher percentage SDS
gels (>15%) without 
> cracking?  I'm working with minigels, 1.5mm thick. Thankyou.

You can try fixing the gel in 10% acetic acid, 20% methanol, 5% glycerol
before drying. It makes the gel sticky after drying because of the
glycerol but it prevents cracking.
Isabelle



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