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P1644

Sigma-Aldrich

Percoll®

pH 8.5-9.5 (20 °C)

MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.75

sterility

aseptically filled

Quality Level

color

clear colorless to faint yellow

pH

8.5-9.5 (20 °C)

application(s)

hematology
histology

storage temp.

2-8°C

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General description

Percoll® is a classic medium for density gradient centrifugation of cells, viruses, and subcellular particles. Percoll consists of colloidal silica particles of 15–30 nm diameter (23% w/w in water), which have been coated with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). The PVP coating renders the product completely non-toxic and ideal for use with biological materials.

Application

Percoll consists of colloidal silica particles of 15-30 nm diameter (23% w/w in water) which have been coated with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). It is used to establish non-toxic low viscosity, low osmolarity density gradients that can be used to isolate cells, organelles and viruses. It has been used to separate inner and outer membrane vesicles from E. coli. Percoll is isosmotic throughout the gradient, non-toxic, and is easily removed from the purified materials.
Percoll® has been used in sperm preparation to study the energy requirements of bovine embryos.

Legal Information

Percoll is a registered trademark of Cytiva

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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