Tris acetate saltA buffer salt used mainly in electrophoresis and chromatography applications

Tris acetate salt (CAS 6850-28-8)

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Synonym: Tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane acetate
Application: A buffer salt used mainly in electrophoresis and chromatography applications
CAS Number: 6850-28-8
Purity: ≥99%
Molecular Weight: 181.19
Molecular Formula: C6H15NO5
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Tris acetate salt is frequently used in the preparation of TAE (Tris-acetate-EDTA) buffer, which is used as a running buffer and in agarose gels. Tris Acetate-EDTA buffer is used for DNA agarose gel electrophoresis but is also used for non-denaturing RNA agarose gel electrophoresis. Double-stranded DNA tends to run faster in TAE than in other buffers and may become exhausted during extended electrophoresis. Buffer circulation or buffer replacement during extended electrophoresis can remedy the lower buffering capacity. May be used at various concentrations to study the mobility of DNA in solution. Since borate in TBE buffer (Tris-Borate-EDTA Buffer, 10X Powder Pack, sc-296651) is a strong inhibitor for many enzymes, TAE buffer is recommended when looking at enzymatic applications for the DNA sample. Tris acetate salt is also a buffer with high sensitivity in ATP assays with firefly luciferase.


References

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Appearance :
Crystalline powder
Physical State :
Solid
Solubility :
Soluble in water (90.6 mg/ml at 20° C).
Storage :
Store at room temperature
Melting Point :
120-121° C
Refractive Index :
n20D ~1.54 (Predicted)
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.
WGK Germany :
3
PubChem CID :
81291
MDL Number :
MFCD00038951
EC Number :
229-939-6
Beilstein Registry :
3702918
SMILES :
CC(=O)[O-].C(C(CO)(CO)[NH3+])O

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