- the addition of salt to a mixture to precipitate proteins, soaps, and other simple organic compounds.
Origin of salting out
First recorded in 1855–60
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- 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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