Chemical Structure / July 6, 2018 / Jana Berger
Thionyl chloride is sometimes confused with sulfuryl chloride, SO2Cl2, but the properties of these compounds differ significantly. Sulfuryl chloride is a source of chlorine whereas thionyl chloride is a source of chloride ions.
Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) is an anionic detergent that can form complexes with protein through hydrophobic interactions. Studies have reported that the hydrodynamic functions of protein-SDS complexes are governed by the length of their polypeptide chains. Thus, SDS-based electrophoretic techniques can separate protein molecules based on their molecular weights. Additionally, SDS can solubilize cell membranes and can extract membrane-bound proteins.
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