Single-step partitioning in aqueous two-phase systems

Telma Teixeira Franco, Rajni Hatti-Kaul

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Partitioning in aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) provides a rapid and gentle means of separation of soluble as well as particulate biomaterials, e.g. proteins, nucleic acids, cells, viruses, organelles, and membranes. Partitioning between the two phases is a complex phenomenon, guided mainly by the interaction of the partitioned substance and the phase components, e.g., through hydrogen bonds, van der Waals-, hydrophobic-, and electrostatic- interactions, steric-, and conformational effects, etc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAqueous Two-Phase Systems – Methods and Protocols
EditorsRajni Hatti-Kaul
Place of PublicationNew Jersey
PublisherHumana Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-59259-028-5
ISBN (Print)978-0-89603-541-6, 978-1-61737-067-0
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Industrial Biotechnology


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