Agarose

  • Agarose

    Agarose

    Agarose is a linear polymer whose basic structure is a long chain of alternating 1, 3-linked β-D-galactose and 1, 4-linked 3, 6-anhydro-α-L-galactose. Agarose generally dissolves in water when heated to above 90℃, and forms a good semi-solid gel when the temperature drops to 35-40℃, which is the main feature and basis of its multiple uses. The properties of agarose gel are usually expressed in terms of gel strength. The higher the strength, the better the gel performance. Pure agarose is ofte...