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T3913

Sigma-Aldrich

Tris-Borate-EDTA buffer

5× concentrate, powder blend

Synonym(s):
TBE buffer
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

Quality Level

form

powder blend

technique(s)

electrophoresis: suitable

impurities

DNase, RNase and NICKase, none detected

pH

8.1-8.5 (25 °C, 5 ×)

solubility

water: 85.1 g/L, clear, colorless

suitability

suitable for gel electrophoresis (after dilution to working concentration)

application(s)

diagnostic assay manufacturing

SMILES string

OB(O)O.NC(CO)(CO)CO.OC(=O)CN(CCN(CC(O)=O)CC(O)=O)CC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C10H16N2O8.C4H11NO3.BH3O3/c13-7(14)3-11(4-8(15)16)1-2-12(5-9(17)18)6-10(19)20;5-4(1-6,2-7)3-8;2-1(3)4/h1-6H2,(H,13,14)(H,15,16)(H,17,18)(H,19,20);6-8H,1-3,5H2;2-4H

InChI key

OSBLTNPMIGYQGY-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Tris-Borate-EDTA buffer is suitable for use in gel electrophoresis.
It may be employed for the following studies:
  • As buffer system for the evaluation of molecular weights of glycoproteins of ovalbumin, avidin and fetuin by sodium dodecyl sulfate-pore gradient electrophoresis.
  • For the hemoglobin electrophoresis in starch gel.
  • Preparation of buffer concentration gradient gel for the rapid determination of DNA sequence.
TBE running buffer is the most commonly used buffer for DNA and RNA polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. TBE is used with non-denaturing or denaturing (7 M urea) gels. It is also routinely used for DNA automated sequencing gel. TBE can also be used for agarose gels but is not recommended for preparative gels for recovery of nucleic acids.
Dilution of the TBE stock concentrates to a 1× TBE running buffer results in a buffer containing 89 mM Tris-borate and 2 mM EDTA, pH 8.3. The 5× or 10× stocks may also be added to an acrylamide/bis-acrylamide stock solution for making the PAGE gel. Applied voltages of less than 5 V/cm (distance between the electrodes of the unit) are recommended for maximum resolution.

Packaging

Packaged in pouches

Preparation Note

Prepared with Biotechnology Performance Certified Trizma base (Product Code T6066) and Molecular Biology Reagents boric acid (Product Code B6768) and EDTA disodium salt (Product Code E5134).

Reconstitution

Produces a 5× concentrate (0.445 M Tris-borate, 10 mM EDTA, pH 8.3) after dissolving with the indicated amount of water. A suitable container must be supplied.

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Repr. 1B

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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