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H4034

Sigma-Aldrich

HEPES

BioPerformance Certified, ≥99.5% (titration), suitable for cell culture

Synonym(s):
4-(2-Hydroxyethyl)piperazine-1-ethanesulfonic acid, N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)piperazine-N′-(2-ethanesulfonic acid)
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C8H18N2O4S
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
238.30
Beilstein:
883043
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

grade

BioPerformance Certified

Quality Level

assay

≥99.5% (titration)

form

crystalline powder

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

impurities

endotoxin and total aerobic microbial count, tested

useful pH range

6.8-8.2

pKa (25 °C)

7.5

cation traces

Fe: ≤5 ppm

absorption

≤0.05 at 260 in H2O at 0.1 M
≤0.05 at 280 in H2O at 0.1 M

application(s)

diagnostic assay manufacturing

foreign activity

DNase, RNase, NICKase, protease, none detected

SMILES string

OCCN1CCN(CC1)CCS(O)(=O)=O

InChI

1S/C8H18N2O4S/c11-7-5-9-1-3-10(4-2-9)6-8-15(12,13)14/h11H,1-8H2,(H,12,13,14)

InChI key

JKMHFZQWWAIEOD-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

HEPES buffer does not confer cytotoxic effects on cells and thus can be used in animal cell cultures.
HEPES has been described as one of the best all-purpose buffers available for biological research. At biological pH, the molecule is zwitterionic, and is effective as a buffer at pH 6.8 to 8.2. HEPES has been used in a wide variety of applications, including tissue culture. It is commonly used to buffer cell culture media in air. HEPES finds its usage in in vitro experiments on Mg.

Application

HEPES has been used:
  • To supplement Dulbecco′s modified Eagle′s medium to culture and maintain cell lines
  • As a component of platelet suspension buffer
  • To supplement Hank′s basic salt solution, which is used to wash pancreatic tissue
  • As a component of wash buffer and blocking buffer in the purification and quantification of protein with enzyme-linked immunosorbent (ELISA) assay
  • For the adjustment and maintenance of pH of biological solutions
  • As a component of Hank′s balanced salt solution (HBSS) and dissociation medium to study neuronal development
  • For homogenization of tissue and in the preparation of cytosolic and nuclear extract from cells
  • As a component of keratinocyte and fibroblast culture medium

Packaging

100, 500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle
25 kg in poly drum

Other Notes

Easily compare specifications for HEPES products with the HEPES specification table.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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