SDS is an anionic detergent and wetting agent that is effective in both acid and alkaline solutions.
SDS is an anionic detergent typically used to solubilize and denature proteins for PAGE-electrophoresis. SDS has also been used in large-scale phenol extraction of RNA to promote the dissociation of protein from nucleic acids when extracting from biologic.
Typical Working Concentration
> 10 mg SDS/mg protein(Lit.)
Synonyms: SDS, Lauryl sulfate sodium salt, Dodecyl sulfate sodium salt, Dodecyl sodium sulfate, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Sulfuric acid monododecyl ester sodium salt
CAS Number: 151-21-3
Molecular Formula: C12H25O4SNa
Molecular Weight: 288.38
Beilstein Registry Number: 3599286
EC Number: 205-788-1
MDL Number: MFC00036175