|A bit dramatic but I'm doing equilibrium dialysis right now so I feel Frodo's pain ;)|
This week I am running an equilibrium dialysis on a new batch of PSS coated nanoparticles against a few sodium concentrations up to 50 mM. I got a new dialysis system that holds 4 mL at a time so I can run the same amount of sample in fewer tubes. Each concentration has 2 tubes, one will undergo both the salt and water and the other just the salt dialysis. This way we can run DLS on the samples that still have high salt concentration while running ICP on the water dialyzed samples without having to worry about background sodium.
This week, I will only have time to do the dialysis and the complete workup for it. I'm going abroad in the fall, to Lancaster University England, but I am looking forward to continuing this research in the spring!