|Molar mass||344.32 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||Cream colored powder|
|Melting point||365 °C (689 °F; 638 K)|
|Partially soluble in cold water, hot water[vague]|
|Main hazards||Will irritate eyes and mucous membranes.|
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Bicinchoninic acid is most commonly employed by biochemists in the bicinchoninic acid (BCA) assay, which is used to determine the total level of protein in a solution. In this assay, two molecules of bicinchoninic acid chelate a single Cu+ ion, forming a purple water-soluble complex that strongly absorbs light at 562 nm.