Acrylamide (syn: 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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|Microbiology Applications||Acrylamide (and bis-acrylamide) can be synthetically modified into new polymers and compounds with antibacterial properties.|
|Electrophoresis Applications||Acrylamide is most fequently used in sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). Polyacrylamide gels contain linear acrylamide polymers which form small pores allowing separation of proteins and nucleic acids based on molecular weight.
Our Grade II Acrylamide is produced by enzyme conversion, eliminating the residual by-products produced using chemical synthesis. It is then purified with a proprietary purification method which results in Acrylamide with ultra-low turbidity (<0.5NTU, versus ~2.0 NTU for molecular biology grade Acrylamide) and <0.005% insolubles which ensures high resolution quality.
|Heavy Metals||Copper (Cu) ≤ 250 ppb
Iron (Fe) ≤ 1.0 ppm
Lead (Pb) ≤2 ppm
Zhang A (2015) Synthesis and antimicrobial activities of Acrylamide polymers containing quaternary ammonium salts on bacteria and phytopathogenic fungi. React. Funct. Polymers 88:39-46