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BCA assay - (Jun/25/2013 )

By accident, I have added ammonium perchlorate into my BCA assay instead of NaVO4, will the perchlorate have a damaging effect?

-Sarah Whelan-

Perchlorate is a powerful oxidiser, and the BCA assay relies on reduction of Cu2+ ions, so the perchlorate will prevent this from happening probably. Best to throw it out and start again.