Stuck on a problem? Get great tutoring at an affordable price with Chegg. Click here to join and get your 1st 30 minutes Free!

Ion exchange chromatography

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Ion exchange chromatography

(Science: procedure) separation of molecules by absorption and desorption from charged polymers. An important technique for protein purification.

For small molecules the support is usually polystyrene, but for macromolecules, cellulose, acrylamide or agarose supports give less non-specific absorption and denaturation. Typical charged residues are CM carboxymethyl) or DEAE (diethylaminoethyl).