Separate and identify individual amino acids with this Chromatography of Amino Acids Kit. Amino acids are the fundamental building blocks of proteins.
Sometimes scientists need to identify the amino acid contained in a protein. One method for separating and identifying individual amino acids is paper chromatography.
In this activity, students perform a paper chromatography experiment on three known amino acids. Then they use their results to identify the components of an unknown amino acid mixture.
This Chromatography of Amino Acids Kit from Innovating Science has enough material for 5 groups. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included.
You provide paper towels, 250 ml beaker, and plastic wrap.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methyl isobutyl ketone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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Chromatography of Amino Acids Kit
- 150 g Ninhydrin powder
- 30 ml Ethanol solution, 95%
- 125 ml Chromatography solvent
- 10 ml Alanine control
- 10 ml Glycine control
- 10 ml Leucine control
- 10 ml Unknown amino acid mixture
- 4 Capillary tubes
- 10 Chromatography paper
- Teacher's manual and reproducible student study guide
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