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63052 Sigma-Aldrich

Magnesium acetate solution

BioUltra, for molecular biology, ~1 M in H2O

  • CAS Number 142-72-3

  • Linear Formula (CH3COO)2Mg

  • Molecular Weight 142.39

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 3692530

  •  EC Number 231-791-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00003539

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24882302



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grade   for molecular biology
product line   BioUltra
concentration   ~1 M in H2O
impurities   DNases, none detected
  RNases, none detected
  insoluble matter, passes filter test
  phosphatases, none detected
  proteases, none detected
refractive index   n20/D 1.358
pH   5.0-7.0 (25 °C)
cation traces   Al: ≤5 mg/kg
  Ba: ≤1 mg/kg
  Bi: ≤1 mg/kg
  Ca: ≤5 mg/kg
  Cd: ≤1 mg/kg
  Co: ≤1 mg/kg
  Cr: ≤1 mg/kg
  Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
  Fe: ≤1 mg/kg
  K: ≤20 mg/kg
  Li: ≤1 mg/kg
  Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
  Mo: ≤1 mg/kg
  Na: ≤20 mg/kg
  Ni: ≤2 mg/kg
  Pb: ≤1 mg/kg
  Sr: ≤1 mg/kg
  Zn: ≤1 mg/kg
λ   neat
UV absorption   λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.04
  λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.02


Other Notes

Same product — same quality — now Sigma-Aldrich brand


Magnesium acetate is used in molecular biology applications such as batch in vitro transcription of RNA and the crystallization of transcription factor:DNA complexes and proteins via the sitting-drop vapor-diffusion method.

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers


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J. Sambrook, E.F. Fritsch, T. Maniatis Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, (1989) B12

Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a C-terminal fragment of the Epstein-Barr virus ZEBRA protein. Morand P, Budayova-Spano M, et al. Acta Crystallogr. Sect. F Struct. Biol. Cryst. Commun. 62, 210-214, (2006)


Modeling and optimization of a batch process for in vitro RNA production. Young JS, Ramirez WF, Davis RH. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 56, 210-220, (1997)


Expression, purification and crystallization of a birnavirus-encoded protease, VP4, from blotched snakehead virus (BSNV). Lee J, Feldman AR, Delmas B, et al. Acta Crystallogr. Sect. F Struct. Biol. Cryst. Commun. 62, 353-356, (2006)


Preparation, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of the DNA-binding domain of the Ets transcription factor in complex with target DNA. Suwa Y, Nakamura T, Toma S, et al. Acta Crystallogr. Sect. F Struct. Biol. Cryst. Commun. 64, 171-174, (2008)


An in vitro assay to study chikungunya virus RNA synthesis and the mode of action of inhibitors. Albulescu IC, Tas A, Scholte FE, et al. J. Gen. Virol. 95(Pt 12), 2683-92, (2014)


Cell-free expression and in meso crystallisation of an integral membrane kinase for structure determination. Boland C, Li D, Shah ST, et al. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 71(24), 4895-910, (2014)


Possible involvement of eEF1A in Tomato spotted wilt virus RNA synthesis. Komoda K, Ishibashi K, Kawamura-Nagaya K, et al. Virology 468-470, 81-7, (2014)


BGLF4 kinase modulates the structure and transport preference of the nuclear pore complex to facilitate nuclear import of Epstein-Barr virus lytic proteins. Chang CW, Lee CP, Su MT, et al. J. Virol. 89(3), 1703-18, (2015)


Involvement of de novo synthesized palmitate and mitochondrial EGFR in EGF induced mitochondrial fusion of cancer cells. Bollu LR, Ren J, Blessing AM, et al. Cell Cycle 13(15), 2415-30, (2014)


RNA virus replication depends on enrichment of phosphatidylethanolamine at replication sites in subcellular membranes. Xu K, Nagy PD, et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 112(14), E1782-91, (2015)


Proapoptotic PEDF functional peptides inhibit prostate tumor growth--a mechanistic study. Gong Q, Qiu S, Li S, et al. Biochem. Pharmacol. 92(3), 425-37, (2014)


Association of histamine N-methyltransferase Thr105Ile polymorphism with Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia in Han Chinese: a case-control study. Yang X, Liu C, Zhang J, et al. PLoS ONE 10(3), e0119692, (2015)


Blood pressure-lowering peptides from neo-fermented buckwheat sprouts: a new approach to estimating ACE-inhibitory activity. Koyama M, Hattori S, Amano Y, et al. PLoS ONE 9(9), e105802, (2014)


Synthesis of triazole Schiff bases: novel inhibitors of nucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase-1. Khan KM, Siddiqui S, Saleem M, et al. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 22(22), 6509-14, (2015)


Characterization of functional, noncovalently assembled zinc finger nucleases. Park SY, Zheng X, Kim YG, et al. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 453(3), 289-95, (2014)


Investigating the association between polymorphisms in connective tissue growth factor and susceptibility to colon carcinoma. Ahmad A, Askari S, Befekadu R, et al. Mol. Med. Report. 11(4), 2493-503, (2015)


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