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G9012 Sigma-Aldrich

Glycerol

≥99.5%

Synonym: 1,2,3-Propanetriol, Glycerin

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Properties

Related Categories Aliphatic Compounds, Biochemicals and Reagents, Biostabilization Agents, Carbohydrates, Carbohydrates A to Z,
vapor density   3.1 (vs air)
vapor pressure   <1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥99.5%
autoignition temp.   698 °F
impurities   ≤0.10% Water (Karl Fischer)
refractive index   n20/D 1.474(lit.)
bp   182 °C/20 mmHg(lit.)
mp   20 °C(lit.)
density   1.25 g/mL(lit.)
cation traces   heavy metals (as Pb): ≤5 ppm
λ   1 cm path
UV absorption   λ: 205 nm Amax: 1.0
  λ: 225 nm Amax: 0.10
  λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.05
  λ: 320 nm Amax: 0.02
  λ: 340 nm Amax: 0.01
  λ: 400 nm Amax: 0.01
suitability   suitable for component for culture media

Description

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Application

Glycerol is used both in sample preparation and gel formation for polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Glycerol (5-10%) increases the density of a sample so that the sample will layer at the bottom of a gel’s sample well. Glycerol is also used to aid in casting gradient gels and as a protein stabilizer and storage buffer component.

Glycerol is used both in sample preparation and gel formation for polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Glycerol (5-10%) increases the density of a sample so that the sample will layer at the bottom of a gel′s sample well. Glycerol is also used to aid in casting gradient gels and as a protein stabilizer and storage buffer component.

Packaging

1 L in poly bottle

100, 500 mL in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Glycerol is hygroscopic in nature and is soluble in water owing to its three hydrophilic alcoholic hydroxyl groups. It can form both inter- and intramolecular hydrogen bonds, making it a very flexible molecule. The physiologic effect of glycerine is due to cell-mediated immunity, increased IgG production and increased histamine release.

General description

Glycerol is odourless, colorless, viscous in nature, and exists as a sweet tasting liquid. It can be derived naturally as well as from petrochemical feedstock. Glycerol has a wide variety of applications, and is one of the most valuable and versatile chemical substances in nature. It can be used as an emollient, solvent, sweetening agent, in pharmaceutical formulations, cosmetics, foodstuffs and toiletries. It is very stable and can be easily stored under normal temperature; also it is non-irritating and has no adverse impact to the environment.

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Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
MA8050000
Flash Point(F) 
320 °F
Flash Point(C) 
160 °C

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What is the viscosity of glycerol?
The viscosity of glycerol is 648 Centistokes at 20 Deg C (68 Deg F).
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Protocols & Articles

Protocols

Enzymatic Assay of Chitosanase from Streptomyces Species

This procedure applies to Sigma-Aldrich Product Number, C0794. This procedure is NOT to be used to assay Chitosanase from Streptomyces griseus, Sigma-Aldrich Product Number, C9830.
Keywords: Biochemistry, Enzyme activity, Microbiology

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