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G5516

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Glycerol

for molecular biology, ≥99.0%

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Synonym(s):
1,2,3-Propanetriol, Glycerin
Linear Formula:
HOCH2CH(OH)CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
92.09
Beilstein:
635685
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.31

grade

for molecular biology
reagent

Quality Level

vapor density

3.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<1 mmHg ( 20 °C)

Assay

≥99.0%

form

viscous liquid

autoignition temp.

698 °F

expl. lim.

≥2.7-19.0 %

technique(s)

MALDI-MS: suitable

impurities

<5 ppm Iron
<5 ppm heavy metal
<5 ppm magnesium

refractive index

n20/D 1.474 (lit.)

pH

5.5-8

bp

182 °C/20 mmHg (lit.)

mp

20 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: 1 mL/mL, clear, colorless

density

1.25 g/mL (lit.)

cation traces

Fe: ≤5 ppm
Mg: ≤5 ppm
heavy metals (as Pb): <5 ppm

foreign activity

DNase, RNase, NICKase, and protease, none detected

SMILES string

OCC(O)CO

InChI

1S/C3H8O3/c4-1-3(6)2-5/h3-6H,1-2H2

InChI key

PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Sigma-Aldrich

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Glycerol

Premium Grade
vapor density

3.1 (vs air)

vapor density

3.1 (vs air)

vapor density

3.1 (vs air)

vapor density

3.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<1 mmHg ( 20 °C)

vapor pressure

<1 mmHg ( 20 °C)

vapor pressure

<1 mmHg ( 20 °C)

vapor pressure

<1 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.0%

assay

99.0-101.0% (alkalimetric), 99.0-101.0% (calc. on H2O free substance)

assay

≥99.5% (GC)

assay

≥99% (GC)

form

viscous liquid

form

viscous liquid

form

viscous liquid

form

viscous liquid

autoignition temp.

698 °F

autoignition temp.

698 °F

autoignition temp.

698 °F

autoignition temp.

698 °F

General description

Glycerol is odourless, colorless, viscous in nature, and exists as a sweet tasting liquid. It can be derived naturally as well as from petrochemical feedstock. Glycerol has a wide variety of applications, and is one of the most valuable and versatile chemical substances in nature. It can be used as an emollient, solvent, sweetening agent, in pharmaceutical formulations, cosmetics, foodstuffs and toiletries. It is very stable and can be easily stored under normal temperature; also it is non-irritating and has no adverse impact to the environment.

Application

Glycerol has been used as:
  • a component of mounting medium for immunofluorescence
  • a supplement during cell culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium.
  • a fuel during the designing of enzymatic biofuel cells.
  • a liquid composite matrix with 4-HCCA and 3-amino­quinoline for analysis of neutral and acidic glycans.
  • a matrix for fast atom bombardment MS.
Glycerol may be employed as a liquid matrix for the quantification studies by MALDI (Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry) analysis.
Glycerol is used both in sample preparation and gel formation for polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Glycerol (5-10%) increases the density of a sample so that the sample will layer at the bottom of a gel′s sample well. Glycerol is also used to aid in casting gradient gels and as a protein stabilizer and storage buffer component.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Glycerol is hygroscopic in nature and is soluble in water owing to its three hydrophilic alcoholic hydroxyl groups. It can form both inter- and intramolecular hydrogen bonds, making it a very flexible molecule. The physiologic effect of glycerine is due to cell-mediated immunity, increased IgG production and increased histamine release.

Features and Benefits

This product has been analyzed for the presence of nucleases and proteases.

Other Notes

The product is intended for laboratory use only, and it is not suitable for drug, household, or other purposes.

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Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

390.2 °F - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Flash Point(C)

199 °C - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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