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Calcium chloride dihydrate

for molecular biology, ≥99.0%

Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
CaCl2 · 2H2O
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for molecular biology






176 °C (dec.) (lit.)


H2O: 294 mg/mL, clear, colorless

foreign activity

DNase, RNase, protease, none detected

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Calcium chloride dihydrate has been used:
to prepare competent E. coli for transformation(118)
in the preparation of calcium polyphosphate nanospheres and to induce alkaline phosphatase(119)
as a component of renaturation buffer for the zymogram of Staphylococcus aureus crude enzyme extracts(120)


100, 250, 500 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Calcium chloride is used in the heat-shock transformation of microbes with the plasmid. The positive charged calcium forms a cation bridge with phosphate of DNA and negative charged phosphorylated lipid A in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) aiding the DNA transformation into the microbes.


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Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Preparation of calcium competent Escherichia coli and heat-shock transformation
Chang AY, et al.
Journal of Experimental Microbiology and Immunology, 1, 22-25 (2017)
Hui Sun Leong et al.
Nature communications, 5, 3947-3947 (2014-05-24)
Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are frequent and prevalent across the taxa. Although individual non-coding loci have been assigned a function, most are uncharacterized. Their global biological significance is unproven and remains controversial. Here we investigate the role played by ncRNAs in
Bradley T Estes et al.
Nature protocols, 5(7), 1294-1311 (2010-07-03)
The ability to isolate, expand and differentiate adult stem cells into a chondrogenic lineage is an important step in the development of tissue engineering approaches for cartilage repair or regeneration for the treatment of joint injury or osteoarthritis, as well
Zhijian Zhao et al.
Scientific reports, 10(1), 4399-4399 (2020-03-12)
The retina decomposes visual stimuli into parallel channels that encode different features of the visual environment. Central to this computation is the synaptic processing in a dense layer of neuropil, the so-called inner plexiform layer (IPL). Here, different types of
Susan E Logue et al.
Nature protocols, 4(9), 1383-1395 (2009-09-05)
Apoptosis is a mode of programmed cell death that is widely used to eliminate cells during development, tissue homeostasis, infection or in response to injury. Alterations to the plasma membranes of apoptotic cells trigger recognition and engulfment of such cells

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