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Description

Acrylamide (prop-2-enamide) is a chemical widely used in electrophoresis applications to separate proteins and nucleic acids.

High exposure to acrylamide has been linked to nerve damage and reproductive toxicity in humans and has been shown to cause several types of cancer in rodents. To avoid exposure to acrylamide powder, acrylamide solutions are also available.

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    CAS Number

    79-06-1

    Molecular Formula

    C3H5NO

    Molecular Weight

    71.08

    Storage Conditions

    Ambient (≤30°C)

    Tariff Code

    2924.19.1110

Applications

    Electrophoresis Applications

    In molecular biology, acrylamide is most fequently used in sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). Polyacylamide gels contain linear acrylamide polymers which form small pores allowing separation of proteins and nucleic acids based on molecular weight.

    TOKU-E Acrylamide, Grade II is produced by enzyme conversion, eliminating the hard-to-remove by-products produced using chemical synthesis. It is then purified by our proprietary purification method resulting in a product of unsurpassed quality. This method produces an acrylamide with ultra-low turbidity (<0.5NTU vs. ~2.0 NTU) for commercial electrophoresis grade acrylamide) and insolubles of less than 0.005%. This ensures gels of the highest quality, the greatest consistency and ultimately the best resolution.

    Microbiology Applications

    Acrylamide and bis-acrylamide can be synthetically modified into new polymers and compounds with antibacterial properties.

Specifications

    Form

    Powder

    Appearance

    White Crystal

    Source

    Synthetic

    Impurity Profile

    Acrylic Acid ≤ 10ppm

    Absorbance

    (At 300 nm, 1% in H2O) ≤0.15

    pH

    6.5 - 7.5

    Melting Point

    84 - 86°C

    Loss on Drying

    ≤0.5%

    Heavy Metals

    Copper (Cu) ≤ 250 ppb
    Iron (Fe) ≤ 1.0 ppm
    Lead (Pb) ≤2 ppm

References

    References

    "Acrylamide." Cancer.org. American Cancer Society, n.d. Web. 10 Sept. 2014.

    "Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk." Cancer.gov. National Cancer Institute, n.d. Web. 10 Sept. 2014.

    Zhang, Anqiang. "Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activities of Acrylamide Polymers Containing Quaternary Ammonium Salts on Bacteria and Phytopathogenic Fungi." Reactive and Functional Polymers 88 (2015): 39-46. Web.

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