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95904

Sigma-Aldrich

Poly(ethylene glycol)

BioUltra, 4,000

Synonym(s):
PEG
Linear Formula:
H(OCH2CH2)nOH
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.26

Quality Level

product line

BioUltra

form

powder

mol wt

Mr 3500-4500

impurities

insoluble matter:, passes filter test
≤0.001% peroxides (as H2O2):

pH

5.5-7.0 (25 °C, 50 mg/mL in H2O)

mp

58-61 °C

solubility

H2O: 50 mg/mL at 25 °C, clear, colorless

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤50 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: ≤200 mg/kg
Li: ≤5 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤200 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

λ

50 mg/mL in H2O

UV absorption

λ: 260 nm Amax: ≤0.10
λ: 280 nm Amax: ≤0.04

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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General description

Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) is a polymer ethylene glycol units and is hydrophilic in nature. PEG is structurally flexible and has high hydration capacity. PEG is biocompatible and is devoid of steric hindrances in its structure.[1] PEG is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drug conjugates. It is nonimmunogenic and safe.[2] PEG conjugation improves solubility and dissolution of diabetes drug, Gliclazide.[3] PEG is widely used as a reagent in biochemistry and molecular biology experiments.[4] It is used in carbon nanotube functionalization.[5]

Application

Poly(ethylene glycol) has been used:
  • as a component of wheat protoplast isolation and transformation buffer[6]
  • as an additive in suspension cell culture[7]
  • as a component of yeast transformation buffer[8]
  • as a component of crystallization buffer in cysteine protease ATG4B crystallization[9]

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

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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