Polysaccharides: Agarose Characterized at Elevated Temperatures

SEC Column with UV-DAWN-Optilab and Computer Setup

Agarose is a polysaccharide produced from seaweed that forms a gel at room temperature. The characteristics of agarose gels depend on the agarose concentration, solvent, weight-average molar mass, and molar mass distribution. This application note describes the characterization of agarose by size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) and multi-angle light scattering (MALS) at an elevated temperature.