HIS-Select® HF Nickel Affinity Gel


Quality Level


(1:1 suspension in a 30% ethanol solution)


Highly cross-linked 6% Beaded Agarose


15 mg/mL, gel binding capacity (protein)(with an approx. 30 kDa protein)

storage temp.


General description

HIS-Select High Flow Nickel Affinity Gel is an immobilized metal-ion affinity chromatography (IMAC) gel that is designed to specifically bind His-tag proteins (histidine containing proteins) in chromatographic systems with pressures up to 200 psi and a maximum linear flow rate of 3,000 cm/hr.


Affinity gel is suitable for the purification of histidine tagged proteins (His-tag proteins) in native and denaturing conditions.
Nickel Affinity Gel for the purification of His-tag® proteins (histidine tagged proteins). HIS-Select® High Flow (HF) brings the superior selectivity of HIS-Select technology to a highly cross-linked agarose for higher flow rates and mechanical stability under pressure. HIS-Select HF is designed for production scale purification and FPLC applications. As with other HIS-Select products, the non-charged, hydrophilic linkage of the nickel-nitrilotriacetic acid (Ni-NTA) chelate group to the agarose ensures true one-step purification.

Features and Benefits

  • High selectivity for higher purity
  • Unique non-charged hydrophilic linkage reduced non-specific binding
  • Binding Capacity for histidine-tagged protein (His-tag protein) is greater than 15 mg/mL
  • Highly cross-linked agarose matrix allows for purification under higher pressures
  • Binding under denaturing or non-denaturing conditions
  • One-step purification

Physical form

1:1 suspension in a 30% ethanol solution

Preparation Note

Ethanol must be removed prior to use. Wash affinity gel in deionized water to remove the ethanol, then equilibrate with equilibration buffer that is provided.

Legal Information

FPLC is a trademark of Cytiva
HIS TAG is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
HIS-Select is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Signal Word


Target Organs

Respiratory Tract

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN1170 - class 3 - PG 3 - Ethanol, solution

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

88.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

31.1 °C

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