Suitable for making polyacrylamide gels according to established recipes.
Acrylamide powder is highly toxic through inhalation and skin contact. Acrylamide is considered to be a probable carciongen in humans. Standard laboratory nitrile gloves and full sleeve lab coats should be worn when handling acrylamide in any form. Dust masks or working in a fume hood is advised when handling acrylamide powder.
Acrylamide powder is a white, odorless, crystalline solid. It is commonly used in molecular biology labs as a cross linking agent to cast polyacrylamide gels for nucleic acid electrophoresis.