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Polythene-backed Paper for High-voltage Electrophoresis

Naturevolume 207page973 (1965) | Download Citation



THE improvement of technique achieved in zone electrophoresis through the use of potential gradients up to 150 V/cm has been found to be partially offset by difficulties of manipulation due to the poor wet strength of conventional papers. The marketing of ‘Benchkote’ (‘Benchkote’ (Whatman) sold by H. Reeve Angel and Co., Ltd., 9 Bridewell Place, London, E.C.4, in rolls 45 cm × 50 m), a polythene-backed filter paper (primarily intended as a protective covering for benches) of very high wet strength, prompted the tests described here, to determine if such a material would exploit the advantages of high-voltage electrophoresis to the fullest extent.

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    Markham, R., Biochem. J., 87, 9 (1963).

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    Leggett-Bailey, J., Techniques in Protein Chemistry, 37 (Elsevier Publishing Co., London, 1962).

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  1. Arthur Guinness, Son and Co. (Dublin), Ltd., St. James's Gate, Dublin, 8

    • W. F. HEMMENS


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