Tris Formula

Tris is an organic compound that is widely used as a buffer solution in biochemistry and molecular biology. Tris is a White crystalline powder and is an amine proton acceptor. It is used in the pharmaceutical industry as well as an emulsifying agent for manufacturing cosmetic creams, lotions, paraffin wax and mineral oil it is also used in the synthesis of surface-active agents. Let’s know the composition and other information on Tris.

Properties Of Tris

Chemical formula C4H11NO3
Molecular weight 121.136 g/mol
Density 1.328g/cm3
Chemical names Tris base, Tris buffer, Trizma, Trisamine, THAM, Tromethamine, Trometamol, Tromethane, Trisaminol
Acidity (pKa) 8.07
Melting Point >175-176 °C
Boiling Point 219 °C

Tris Structural Formula

It is a primary amino compound – tert-butylamine in which one hydrogen is attached to each methyl group and is replaced by a hydroxy group. The structural representation of Tris is as shown in the figure below.

Tris Structural Formula

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