Acrylamide/bis stock expiration? (View forum version)



jah

Posted 20 February 2010 - 06:39 AM

I'm cleaning out an evacuated lab next door, as our group will be expanding into this space. I found a large bottle of 30% Acrylamide/bis (29:1) solution from BioRad. There doesn't appear to be an expiration date on the bottle, so I'm wondering if it's worth using - the lab it was in has been dead for >2years.. It's been stored in @4`C, and the shrink-wrap seal is intact. Thoughts?

lab rat

Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:37 AM

Is there a lot number on the bottle? Call BioRad and ask. :)

hobglobin

Posted 20 February 2010 - 12:04 PM

Make a gel and try out....but I think this ready-made Acrylamide can be stored really long. I used it from bottles that looked older than me, without problems... :)