CAPS is a zwitterionic buffering agent used in biochemistry and molecular biology. It is a cyclohexylamine buffer that is useful for a pH range of 9.7 – 11.1 and commonly used to study enzymatic processes above physiological pH. CAPS is an excellent buffer for the transfer of high molecular weight proteins to nitrocellulose membranes after SDS-PAGE. It is also used in protein sequencing. CAPS displays only weak or negligible complexation capabilities for some metals making it a suitable non-coordinating buffer for use in solutions containing metal ions. CAPS is suitable for use with the bicinchoninic acid (BCA) assay.
MW: 221.32 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store in a dry and well-ventilated place.
PubChem Chemical ID: 70815
|Storage/Handling||Store desiccated at room temperature.|
This ultimate buffer selection guide is a fantastic graphical display, showing common buffer pH ranges and their associated pKa. Buffers on this chart are also categorized by family. It's perfect to print out for your lab.
Refer to this printable buffer-pH chart for common buffers, associated pKa and pH range. Information on this chart is displayed in vibrant colors, and makes a great print-out for your lab.
A user guide for the background, experimental use and technical discussion of GoldBio biological buffers.
The Biological Buffer Selection Guide includes catalog number, pH range, pKa, applications, stock solution protocol availability and comments for the most common biological buffers.