salting out

salting out

noun Chemistry.
the addition of salt to a mixture to precipitate proteins, soaps, and other simple organic compounds.

Origin:
1855–60

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salting out salt·ing out (sôl'tĭng)
n.
Precipitation, separation, or coagulation of a protein from its solution by saturation or partial saturation with a neutral salt such as sodium chloride or ammonium sulfate.

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