Thermo Scientific Pierce Tetramethylethylenediamine (TEMED) is an essential catalyst for polyacrylamide gel polymerization. TEMED is used with ammonium persulfate (APS) to catalyze acrylamide polymerization when preparing gels for electrophoresis.
What does SDS do in biochemistry?
SDS stands for sodium dodecyl sulfate. "SDS is an anionic detergent that disrupts non-covalent interactions in native proteins." SDS is used to create denaturing conditions to separate proteins by molecular weight and also confers negative charge to the proteins in proportion to its mass.