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Sigma-Aldrich

Poly(ethylene glycol)

tested according to Ph. Eur., 1,000

Synonym(s):
Macrogol 1000, PEG
Linear Formula:
H(OCH2CH2)nOH
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Agency

tested according to Ph. Eur.

Quality Level

form

waxy solid

mol wt

950-1050

solubility

aliphatic hydrocarbons: slightly soluble
organic solvents: soluble

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

SMILES string

C(CO)O

InChI

1S/C2H6O2/c3-1-2-4/h3-4H,1-2H2

InChI key

LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Poly(ethylene glycol) is a chemical fusogen, which mediates the premature chromosome condensation induction in human and rat lymphocytes as well as in rodent spleen cells, and spleen and whole body cells of newborn mice.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a condensation polymer of ethylene oxide and water. It enhances the refolding of extracted proteins. This enables characterization of crystallized proteins.

Preparation Note

Poly(ethylene glycol) dissolves in many organic solvents and is readily soluble in aromatic hydrocarbons. It also slightly dissolves in aliphatic hydrocarbons.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

281.5 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

138.6 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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