Mw 441.40 g/mol
cell culture | insect: suitable
cell culture | mammalian: suitable
cell culture | plant: suitable
1 M NaOH: soluble 50 mg/mL, clear to very slightly hazy, faintly yellow to dark yellow-orange
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Product No. F8758 is soluble in 1 M NaOH (50 mg/mL). The free acid is only slightly soluble in water (0.01 mg/mL at 0 °C), and is insoluble in aqueous solutions below pH 5. It is soluble in sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydroxide solutions.
This product is photolabile and is inactivated by UV light. Alkaline solutions are reasonably stable in the dark, but heating will destroy both alkaline and acidic solutions.
No, Product No. F8758 has not been tested for endotoxins. This product has, however, been tested for use in mammalian cell culture and insect cell culture.
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