Cupper staining of gels

Cornelius Krasel krasel at
Mon Dec 7 06:54:34 EST 1998

kll at wrote:
> The protocol I have simply says that I should rinse the gel in H_2O and then
> soak it in 0.3 M CuCl_2 for appox. 5 min.

Worked for me (yes, it's really that simple!). I think reusing the CuCl_2
solution may be not a good idea because it becomes enriched in SDS. I am
not sure whether CuSO_4 will do the trick as well. I used some old CuCl_2
from Sigma that I found on the shelves.


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