Trichloroacetic acid, is traditionally used to precipitate protein. Has been used to determine protein concentration by quantitative precipitation. It is also used as a decalcifier and fixative in microscopy in protein sequencing, detecting albumin and organic synthesis. A protocol for the precipitation of nucleic acids can be found in Molecular Cloning.
RW Blakesley.; JA Boezi. A new staining technique for proteins in polyacrylamide gels using Coomassie Brilliant Blue G250. Analytical biochemistry. 1977, 82(2), 580-582.
WH Marsh.; B Fingerhut.; H Miller. Automated and manual direct methods for the determination of blood urea. Clinical chemistry. 1965, 11(6), 624-627.
Mentions de danger (UE): H314-H318
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Mentions de prudence: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dusts or mists. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.