S0266 Sigma


BioReagent, for molecular biology, suitable for cell culture, ≥98%

Synonym: 1,8-Diamino-4-azaoctane, N-(3-Aminopropyl)-1,4-diaminobutane



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grade   for molecular biology
product line   BioReagent
assay   ≥98%
form   solid or liquid
refractive index   n20/D 1.479(lit.)
density   0.925 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
suitability   suitable for cell culture
foreign activity   DNase, RNase, and protease, none detected
storage temp.   room temp
Gene Information   rat ... Ppm1a(24666)


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Solutions should be sterile-filtered, not autoclaved, if sterile solution is necessary. Spermidine deaminates with time; solutions should be stored frozen. Prepare new solutions frequently.

General description

Spermine is a polyamine involved in cellular metabolism and DNA stabilization. In molecular biology it can be used in buffers for purification of DNA.


Spermidine is suitable for use in molecular biology buffers and for precipitation of DNA >100 bp in length. It was used to deliver DNA in plants and mammalian cells by particle bombardment technique.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Inhibits neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS). Binds and precipitates DNA; may be used for purification of DNA binding proteins. Stimulates T4 polynucleotide kinase activity.

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Safety Information

GHS05  GHS05
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
UN 2735PSN2 8 / PGII
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
233.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
112 °C

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Is this a spermidine solution or a neat liquid, and what is the concentration?
Based on a density of 0.925 g/mL and a molecular weight of 145.25, this neat liquid has an effective molarity of 6.4 M.
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