D-(+)-Trehalose dihydrate

from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, powder, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture, suitable for insect cell culture, ≥99%

α-D-Glucopyranosyl-α-D-glucopyranoside, α,α-Trehalose
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C12H22O11 · 2H2O
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biological source

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

product line







cell culture | insect: suitable
cell culture | mammalian: suitable


H2O: 50 mg/mL

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General description

Trehalose is a non-reducing disaccharide, ubiquitously present in nature. It is used as a food preservative and also to retain enzymes, vaccines, cells and many other molecules. Trehalose is present as hemolymph sugar among the invertebrates.


D-(+)-Trehalose dihydrate has been used in a slow-freezing method for freezing rabbit oocytes. It has also been used in solid-surface vitrification (SSV) of in vitro-matured oocytes. It is suitable for use as a cryoprotectant in a variety of cell freezing media.


10, 25, 100 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Trehalose is essential for embryogenesis, carbon metabolism, photosynthesis and flowering in plants. It predominantly exists among the species that supports anhydrobiosis (life without water). It serves as a carbohydrate reserve in microorganisms and protects them from adverse conditions, such as heat, cold, dehydration, desiccation and oxidation. Trehalose acts as a chemical chaperone affecting protein folding. It is known to prevent amyloid generation and accummulation of β-amyloid in vitro. A similar effect of trehalose has been observed with huntingtin protein aggregation. Thus, it might serve as a protective agent in Alzheimer′s disease and Huntington′s disease.


11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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  5. Can solutions of Product T0167, D-(+)-Trehalose dihydrate, be autoclaved?

    Do not autoclave. It is best to sterile filter solutions.

  6. Do we have information of any fluorescent impurities in Product T0167, D-(+)-Trehalose dihydrate?

    This product is not tested for the presence or absence of fluorescent impurities.

  7. Can Product T0167, D-(+)-Trehalose dihydrate, be used as a substitute for protein in a freezing media?

    Yes, it should work as a substitute for protein in a freezing media.  It is commonly used at a final concentration of 5% (50 mg/mL).  Alternatively, one could use methylcellulose.

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Trehalose metabolism: from osmoprotection to signaling
Iturriaga G, et al.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 10(9), 3793-3810 (2009)
Developmental competence of in vitro-fertilized porcine oocytes after in vitro maturation and solid surface vitrification: effect of cryopreservation on oocyte antioxidative system and cell cycle stage
Somfai T, et al.
Cryobiology, 55(2), 115-126 (2007)
Production of good-quality porcine blastocysts by in vitro fertilization of follicular oocytes vitrified at the germinal vesicle stage
Somfai T, et al.
Theriogenology, 73, 147-156 (2010)
Biochemical analysis of trehalose and its metabolizing enzymes in wheat under abiotic stress conditions.
El-Bashiti T, et al.
Plant Science, 169(1), 47-54 (2005)
Structural, metabolic and developmental evaluation of ovulated rabbit oocytes before and after cryopreservation by vitrification and slow freezing.
Salvetti P, et al.
Theriogenology, 74(5), 847-855 (2010)

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