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Protein Concentration Calculator (OD260/OD280)



OD280 Value =
OD260 Value =
Protein (very pure) Concentration (mg/ml) =
Protein (Contaminated) Concentration (mg/ml) =



  • Unknown pure proteins or protein mixtures: Use the following formula to roughly estimate protein concentration.
    Protein Concentration (mg/ml) = OD280 divided by cuvette width (cm)

  • Pure protein of known absorbance coefficient.
    Protein concentration = OD280 divided by (absorbance coefficient * cuvette width)

  • Unknown protein with possible nucleic acid contamination. Use the following formula to estimate protein concentration:
    Protein Concentration (mg/ml) = (1.55 * OD280) - (0.76 * OD260)




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