Amino acids are the fundamental building blocks of all proteins. Often times scientists may need to identify the amino acid contained in a protein. One such method for separating and identifying individual amino acids is paper chromatography. This kit introduces learners to the structure and function of amino acids, and allows them to experiment using chromatography on three known amino acids and then use the results to identify the components of an unknown amino acid mixture. Learn how to properly calculate Rf values for amino acids and understand what causes the amino acids to separate as they move up and down the chromatography paper!
Great for distance learning and home schooling - kit includes safety data sheets, instruction manual, worksheets and enough materials for 5 groups of students.
- 1 bottle Ninhydrin Powder, 0.5g
- 4 bottles 95% Ethanol Solution, 25mL each
- 2 bottles Chromatography Solvent, 25mL each
- 1 bottle Alanine Control, 10mL
- 1 bottle Glycine Control, 10mL
- 1 bottle Leucine Control, 10mL
- 1 bottle Unknown Amino Acid Mixture, 10mL
- 4 Capillary Tubes
- 1 Centrifuge Tube
- 7 Chromatography Sheets
- Teacher's (or parent's) manual
- Student worksheet copymasters
- SDS sheets
Required Materials (not included): Paper towels, Chromatography chamber (250ml beaker or other similar chamber), plastic wrap
Innovating Science Small Group Learning kits are designed to offer engaging activities and educational content to for teachers to use with small groups or to distribute to remote students, or for parents with learners at home. Kits incorporate applied math and science principles into home school and distance learning projects.
Safety Data SheetDownload Here
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Cross Cutting Concepts
PLANNING AND CARRYING OUT INVESTIGATIONS
ANALYZING AND INTERPRETTING DATA
Not included in the kit:
Chromatography Chamber (250 ml Beaker or similar)
Parafilm®, plastic wrap, or similar
Kit SpecsComes with instructionsRegulated:
Small quantity exemption 173.4Country of Origin:
9023.00.000CA Prop Warning Statement:
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol/Methyl isobutyl ketone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.