BioXtra, for molecular biology, ≥99.5% (T)

N,N-Bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, N,N-Bis(2-hydroxyethyl)taurine
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for molecular biology

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≥99.5% (T)


powder or crystals


DNases, none detected
RNases, none detected
insoluble matter, passes filter test
phosphatases, none detected
proteases, none detected

ign. residue (900 °C)



2.5-5.0 (25 °C, 1 M in H2O)

useful pH range

6.4 - 7.8

pKa (25 °C)



H2O: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤100 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg
As: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
Bi: ≤5 mg/kg
Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
K: ≤50 mg/kg
Li: ≤5 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤50 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg


1 M in H2O

UV absorption

λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.095
λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.080

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BES, or N,N-Bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, can be used to study molecular biology, biological buffers, molecular biology reagents and zwitterionic compounds. BES has been used to study versatile catalyst precursors for mild hydrocarboxylation of alkanes to carboxylic acids. BES has also been used to determine that saline and buffers minimize the action of interfering factors in the bacterial endotoxins test.

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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Not applicable

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Marina V Kirillova et al.
Inorganic chemistry, 51(9), 5224-5234 (2012-04-10)
The facile aqueous medium reactions of copper(II) nitrate with BES biobuffer [(HOCH(2)CH(2))(2)N(CH(2)CH(2)SO(3)H), hereinafter referred as H(3)bes] in the presence of various benzenecarboxylic acids [benzoic (Hba), 3-hydroxybenzoic (Hhba), and 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic (Hdhba) acid] and lithium hydroxide gave rise to the self-assembly generation...
Yingjie Zhang et al.
ACS nano, 9(10), 10445-10452 (2015-09-25)
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Emma J Gagen et al.
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Molecular information suggests that there is a broad diversity of acetogens in the rumen, distinct from any currently isolated acetogens. We combined molecular analysis with enrichment culture techniques to investigate this diversity further. Methane-inhibited, hydrogenotrophic enrichment cultures produced acetate as...
Yingwen Cheng et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 27(42), 6598-6605 (2015-10-01)
An interface promoted approach is developed for guiding the design of stable and high capacity materials for Mg batteries using SnSb alloys as model materials. Experimental and theoretical studies reveal that the SnSb alloy has exceptionally high reversible capacity (420...
R N Roy et al.
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Information is given concerning two standard buffer solutions suitable as pH references in 30, 40, and 50 mass% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)/H2O mixed solvents at subzero temperatures from -20 to 0 degrees C, with the intention of establishing a pH (designated...

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