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G5516 Sigma

Glycerol

for molecular biology, ≥99%

Synonym: 1,2,3-Propanetriol, Glycerin

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Description

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions are available for this Product.

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 has been used as:
• A supplement during cell culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium.
• A fuel during designing enzymatic biofuel cell.
• A liquid composite matrix with 4-HCCA and 3-amino­quinoline for analysis of neutral and acidic glycans.
• A matrix for fast atom bombardment MS.
• May be employed as liquid matrix for the quantification studies by MALDI (Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry) analysis.

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, 4 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.

Price and Availability


Tissue Diagnostics

All labs need water

Biomedical Applications
Safety & Documentation

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

Articles

Introduction to Western Blotting

The transfer of macromolecules such as nucleic acids and proteins to solid-phase membranous support is termed as blotting. Proteins resolved on Sodium dodecyl sulfate - polyacrylamide gel electrophor...
Keywords: Buffers, Cell disruption, Detergents, Electroblotting, Electrophoresis, Gel electrophoresis, Homogenization, Immobilization, PAGE, Protein assay, Protein extraction, Sample preparations, Separation, Size-exclusion chromatography, Western blot

Introduction to Yeast Media

Yeasts are eukaryotic microorganisms whose genomes have been comprehensively studied and some have been sequenced. They are relatively easy to grow under laboratory conditions. Moreover, despite thei...
Keywords: Culture media, Fermentation, Gene expression, Indicators, Molecular biology, Sterilizations, Transcription, Vitamins, transformation

MSMLS Online Plate Map

Metabolite descriptors included with the software download upon purchase of the product include: Name, Parent CID, molecular formula, molecular weight, CAS, ChEBI, HMDB ID, PubChem Compound and Subst...
Keywords: Mass spectrometry, Metabolites

Recombinant Protein Expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Expressing recombinant proteins in yeast has many advantages, simple protocols, use of basic reagents, appropriate processing of eukaryotic proteins, and scalability. Sigma® Life Science is an essent...
Keywords: Cell disruption, Gene expression, transformation

Protocols

Calcium Phosphate Transfection Kit Protocol

Calcium phosphate transfection is a commonly used method for the introduction of DNA into eukaryotic cells. This technique has been used to obtain both transient1 and stable2 transfections in a wide ...
Keywords: Antibiotics, Applications, Cell culture, Gene expression, Molecular biology, Transfection, Type

Sample Preparation for Western Blotting: Cell Lysis and Protein Extraction

All the steps for protein extraction from cells or tissue (fresh or frozen) must be carried out at 2-8 °C. The following is the composition of one common lysis buffer that is used to prepare protein ...
Keywords: BCA assay, Cell disruption, Electrophoresis, Gel electrophoresis, Homogenization, Protein assay, Protein extraction

Transforming E. coli with Engineered Plasmid

Inoue and colleagues developed this method in 1990. It works well for many strains commonly used in cloning. The original method calls for growing the overnight E. coli cultures at 18°C. We find that...
Keywords: Antibiotics, Centrifugation, Cloning, Peptide synthesis, Phase transitions, transformation

Yeast Growth Protocols

Yeasts are considered model systems for eukaryotic studies as they exhibit fast growth and have dispersed cells. Moreover, replica plating and mutant isolation of yeast cells can be done with relativ...
Keywords: Culture media, Detergents, Genetic, transformation

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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