M7027 Sigma

Methyl cellulose

viscosity: 15 cP, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture



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product line   BioReagent
viscosity   12-18 cP, 2 % in H2O(20 °C)
suitability   suitable for cell culture


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Use to create semi-solid matrices, as a cell culture gel, for culture of colony forming cells such as CFU-G; CFU-GM; cells and other cells used in toxicity assays. Low viscosity, not for plaquing assays or cloning.


100, 250 g in poly bottle

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All labs need water
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NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?
If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis. These documents are located on the product detail page under Useful Links & Tools. Click on the following link to search for a Certificate of Analysis. Please click the following link to see the details on our Product Dating Information.
How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?
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How can I make a solution of Methyl cellulose, Product M7027?
There are two methods for solubilizing methylcellulose. Please see the product insert for Product No. M0387 for the protocols.
Can I use this Methyl cellulose, Product M7027, for cloning or plaque assays?
Probably not. Product No. M7027 has a very low viscosity (viscosity 15 cP, 2% solution in water) and is used for thickening culture media.  Product No. M0387 (viscosity 1,500 cP, 2% solution in water) is recommended for plaque assays, and Product No. M0512 (viscosity 4,000 cP, 2% solution in water) is recommended for cloning or colony growth assays.
How do I sterilize a solution of Methyl cellulose, Product M7027?
A 0.5-1% solution of methylcellulose can be autoclaved using standard conditions (121 °C, 15 psi, 15-20 minutes). Higher concentrations may lead to chunks of methylcellulose falling out of solution.
What concentration of Methyl cellulose, Product M7027, is used for cell culture?
Product No. M7027 is used at approximately 50 g/L in media to enhance viscosity of culture media.
Is Methyl cellulose, Product M7027, the same as Methocel?
Methocel is a brand name and is a synonym for methylcellulose.
How do I store a stock solution of Methyl cellulose, Product M7027?
A sterile solution of methylcellulose can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 year.
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