# Tris

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by srabb, Feb 18, 2009.

1. ### srabbRegistered Member

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Are sodium or potassium salts of TRIS readily available? If so, where and what is the chemical formula?

Thanks

3. ### TrippyALEA IACTA ESTStaff Member

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All of the information I have suggests that it acts as a base, rather than an acid, acting to gain a proton and form the Ammonium salts rather then loose a proton from one of the three alcohol groups.

There's at least one toxicity study that uses Tris as a counter ion for analgesics with a carboxylate group, and TRIS(HYDROXYMETHYL)AMINOMETHANE HYDROCHLORIDE, is availavle (CAS # 1185-53-1)