Thermo Scientific Pierce Traut's Reagent (2-iminothiolane) is a small thiolation compound that reacts with primary amines (e.g., lysine side chains) to add a small spacer arm (8.1 angstroms) terminated by a free sulfhydryl group.
Traut's Reagent (2-iminothiolane or 2-IT) is a cyclic thioimidate compound for thiolation (sulfhydryl addition). Traut's Reagent reacts with primary amines (–NH2) to introduce sulfhydryl (–SH) groups while maintaining charge properties similar to the original amino group. Once added, sulfhydryl groups can be specifically targeted for reaction in a variety of useful labeling, crosslinking and immobilization procedures.
- Simple – one-step conversion of amines to sulfhydryls
- Specific – selective and spontaneous modification of primary amines at pH 7-10
- Flexible – incorporates a five-atom spacer arm to reduce steric hindrance
- Soluble – preserves the original positive charge to preserve protein solubility
|Properties of Traut's Reagent.
||248nm (in 0.1M HCl)
||8840 M-1 cm-1 (in 0.1M HCl)
||water or aqueous buffer
||store at 4°C with desiccant
|Reaction scheme of Traut's Reagent (2-iminothiolane) with proteins, peptides or other primary amine-containing molecules.
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SATA and SATP – alternative sulfhydryl addition reagents
SAT(PEG)4 – alternative sulfhydryl addition reagent with long, PEG spacer arm
Ellman's Reagent – quantify sulfhydryl groups
Sulfhydryl-reactive Biotinylation Reagents – biotin label molecules via -SH groups
Sulfhydryl-reactive Crosslinking Reagents – conjugate molecules via -SH groups
SulfoLink Coupling Resin and Kits – immobilize peptides and proteins for affinity purification
Maleimide-activated Carrier Proteins – prepare immunogens with -SH peptides and haptens