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G6257

Sigma-Aldrich

Glutaraldehyde solution

Grade II, 25% in H2O

Synonym(s):
Glutaric dialdehyde solution, Pentane-1,5-dial
Linear Formula:
OHC(CH2)3CHO
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
100.12
Beilstein:
605390
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

type

Grade II

Quality Level

concentration

25% in H2O

SMILES string

[H]C(CCCC([H])=O)=O

InChI

1S/C5H8O2/c6-4-2-1-3-5-7/h4-5H,1-3H2

InChI key

SXRSQZLOMIGNAQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Glutaraldehyde solution has been used:
  • for fixation of mouse and esophageal cancer cell lines
  • to crosslink amyloid-β protein
  • to crosslink gelatin in 3D scaffold preparation of trachea

Packaging

100 mL in glass bottle
1 L in glass bottle
Not refrigerated en route

Biochem/physiol Actions

Glutaraldehyde is an effective protein crosslinker and finds application in techniques like enzyme immobilisation microscopy, histochemistry and cytochemistry. It exists in different forms under acidic or neutral conditions. It is a biocide widely used as a disinfectant in hospitals and industries and is toxic to aquatic organisms. Its allergic nature leads to hypersensitivity reactions. Contact of glutaraldehyde vapors in endoscopy contributes to Colitis.

Caution

This grade is not recommended for use as an electron microscopy fixative.

Preparation Note

Not specially purified.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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