Methyl cellulose

viscosity: 15 cP, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture

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fonte biológica

synthetic (organic)

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cell culture | mammalian: suitable


12-18 cP, 2 % in H2O(20 °C)


water: 50 mg/mL, clear to hazy

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Methyl cellulose is used 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


13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Alemanha


Ponto de fulgor (ºF)

Not applicable

Ponto de fulgor (ºC)

Not applicable

Equipamento de proteção individual

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)

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  1. 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.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Is Methyl cellulose, Product M7027, the same as Methocel?

    Methocel is a brand name and is a synonym for methylcellulose.

  8. 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.

  9. How do I find price and availability?

    There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote.  USA customers:  1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.

  10. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

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