2-mercaptoethanol

Denni Schnapp ds4 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Fri Feb 17 10:16:01 EST 1995


Dear netters,

Could anyone enlighten me about the dangers of inhaling 2-mercaptoethanol?
There seems to be disagreement about how harmful the stuff actually is,
though certainly everyone agrees it reeks! Also, for this reason I thought
DTT would be a better alternative for use in SDS PAGE reduction buffers.
However, it does not seem to be very popular. Has anybody tried it with
Tricine SDS PAGE?

Thanks for your advise!

Denni (ds4 at st-and.ac.uk)



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