I would try books on physical biochemistry. One that I came across recently was:
Physical Biochemistry, Principles and Applications by David Sheehan
(ISBN 0471986631). It has a chapter devoted to the physical basis of
electrophoresis (various kinds). Yes, it has a good list of references.
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Urs Lewandrowski wrote:
>> I´m looking for the chemical principle behind denaturating formaldehyde gel
> electrophoresis (agarose gels for RNA identification). Does anyone know, how
> exactly the formaldehyde interacts with RNA or where the denaturating effect
> comes from? A link to tech. lit (primary literature) would be best!
>> Urs Lewandrowski
>urs.lewandrowski at ruhr-uni-bochum.de