Glutathion OD readout fluctuates

Tim via (by gerardine.persson from
Thu Apr 19 04:33:24 EST 2007

Of course you've ruled out that there is a variability in the cuvettes?
Have you tried to just measure water in a couple of replicates, in those
cuvettes you use?
Do you have access to a NanoDrop spectrometer? They work without
cuvettes, and consume a lot less sample (1-2 µl) too.

Josmar wrote:
> Dear All,
> trying to use 30mM glutathion as a blank in OD measurement seems
> impossible because at both wavelenths 220 and 280 the readout
> fluctuates heavily. This happens with pastic UVettes by Eppendorf
> (220-1600nm) in two different photometers.
> The other buffer components are: 50µM ZnAc, 50mM Tris pH 8, 150 mM
> NaCl, 0,2% Triton
> Any hints on why this is so are highly appreciated!
> Josmar

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