HighPoint/CannonLab:Buffer and Osmolyte Solutions

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==Preparing Buffers==
==Preparing Buffers==
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'''''Always wear gloves to avoid contamination of your solutions with bacteria!'''''
===Stock Solutions===
===Stock Solutions===
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* ''Repeat step 5 until the entire solution is filtered''
* ''Repeat step 5 until the entire solution is filtered''
* ''If the speed of filtration reduces drastically, consider replacing the filter membrane''
* ''If the speed of filtration reduces drastically, consider replacing the filter membrane''
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===General rules for solution prep===
===General rules for solution prep===
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===Adjusting pH===
===Adjusting pH===

Revision as of 17:17, 23 February 2012

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Contents

Preparing Buffers

Always wear gloves to avoid contamination of your solutions with bacteria!

Stock Solutions

  1. Prepare stock solutions of buffer components (typically 1 M)
  2. Rinse clean storage bottle and filter flask an extra time
    • Use type I, 18 MΩ purified water
    • Drain and use your best aseptic technique from this point on
  3. Filter stock solutions through 0.2 μm filter
  4. Store in bottle for future use
    • Keep the bottle closed as much as possible
    • Always wear gloves and use clean instruments for removing aliquots
    • This will extend the life of your stock solution before bacteria begin to grow in it

Filtering

Nalgene Filter Assembly
Nalgene Filter Assembly
Filter Flask
Filter Flask
  • The filtration assembly is put together as in the image on the left
    1. Place a 45 mm diameter, 0.2 μm pore size filter between the top and bottom halves
    2. Close with the metal clamp
    3. Place the entire assembly onto the mouth of a filter flask
    4. Attach the side arm to an aspirator
    5. Fill the reservoir with the solution to be filtered
  • Repeat step 5 until the entire solution is filtered
  • If the speed of filtration reduces drastically, consider replacing the filter membrane


General rules for solution prep

Adjusting pH

Useful Recipes

1 M K2HPO4

1 M KH2PO4

1 M NaAcetate

1 M Acetic Acid

pH 7 buffer, 10 mM Phosphate, 50 mM NaCl

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