Conducting Polymer Electrodes for Gel Electrophoresis
2014 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 9, no 2, 0089416- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In nearly all cases, electrophoresis in gels is driven via the electrolysis of water at the electrodes, where the process consumes water and produces electrochemical by-products. We have previously demonstrated that p-conjugated polymers such as poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) can be placed between traditional metal electrodes and an electrolyte to mitigate electrolysis in liquid (capillary electroosmosis/electrophoresis) systems. In this report, we extend our previous result to gel electrophoresis, and show that electrodes containing PEDOT can be used with a commercial polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis system with minimal impact to the resulting gel image or the ionic transport measured during a separation.
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Public Library of Science , 2014. Vol. 9, no 2, 0089416- p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105901DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089416ISI: 000331711900141OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105901DiVA: diva2:712105