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G7893

Sigma-Aldrich

Glycerol

ACS reagent, ≥99.5%

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:

Quality Level

grade

ACS reagent

vapor density

3.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<1 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.5%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

698 °F

expl. lim.

2.6-11.3 %

technique(s)

electrophoresis: suitable

impurities

Acrolein and glucose, passes test
Fatty acid esters, passes test
H2SO4, passes test (darkened)
Neutrality, passes test
≤0.003% Chlorinated compounds (as Cl)
≤0.500% Water (H2O)

ign. residue

≤0.0050%

color

APHA: ≤10

refractive index

n20/D 1.474 (lit.)

pH

5.5-8

bp

182 °C/20 mmHg (lit.)

mp

20 °C (lit.)

density

1.25 g/mL (lit.)

anion traces

sulfate (SO42-): passes test

cation traces

heavy metals (as Pb): ≤2 ppm

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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Packaging

500 mL in poly bottle
1, 2, 4, 4×4 L in poly bottle
18 L in VerSA-Flow™
200 L in composite drum

Application

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.

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

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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  5. What is the viscosity of glycerol?

    The viscosity of glycerol is 648 Centistokes at 20 Deg C (68 Deg F).

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