H6382

Sigma-Aldrich

Hydroxyethyl starch

CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25
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Quality Level

biological source

maize

form

powder

SMILES string

OC[C@H]1O[C@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@@H]1O.OCCOC[C@H]2O[C@H](OCCO)[C@H](OCCO)[C@@H](OCCO)[C@@H]2OCCO

InChI

1S/C16H32O11.C6H12O6/c17-1-6-22-11-12-13(23-7-2-18)14(24-8-3-19)15(25-9-4-20)16(27-12)26-10-5-21;7-1-2-3(8)4(9)5(10)6(11)12-2/h12-21H,1-11H2;2-11H,1H2/t12-,13-,14+,15-,16+;2-,3-,4+,5-,6+/m11/s1

InChI key

DNZMDASEFMLYBU-RNBXVSKKSA-N

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General description

Hydroxyethyl starch is a non-ionic starch derivative. It is categorized based on its in vitro molecular weight. A 6% concentration is commonly preferred with 130 kD and 0.38 to 0.45 of molecular weight and molar substitution ratios respectively. Degree of substitution; Average of 1 -OH group per 10 glucose units converted to -OCH2CH2OH.

Application

Hydroxyethyl starch has been used to study its shear response. It has also been used as a macromolecular compound in the medium for sperm isolation, culture and cryopreservation.

Packaging

250 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) is a colloid used for medicinal practices that involve fluid replacement. It acts as a plasma substitute. Acute kidney failure risk is increased by the use of HES in patients with severe sepsis.

Linkage

The similar Hetastarch (q.v.) is substituted to the extent of 7-8 groups per 10 glucose units.

Preparation Note

Prepared from corn starch

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
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    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. What is the molecular weight of Hydroxyethyl starch, Product H6382?

    Product No. H6382 is not assayed for molecular weight. But based on the starch starting material, it is assumed to be greater than 1 million.

  4. Is Hydroxyethyl starch, Product H6382, soluble in water?

    Solubility in water has been reported as less than 20 mg/mL.  A 100 mg/mL preparation in water forms an opalescent suspension.

  5. Is Hydroxyethyl starch, Product H6382, the same as Hetastarch?

    No.  Hetastarch is more highly ethoxylated and partially hydrolyzed, making it much more soluble in water.  6% solutions of hetastarch in water or buffer are used as plasma volume extenders.

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A preliminary search for alternatives to albumin as a medium supplement for the culture of human sperm
Matson P and Tardif S
Reproductive Biology, 12(3), 329-331 (2012)
Hydroxyethyl starch or saline for fluid resuscitation in intensive care
Myburgh JA
The New England Journal of Medicine, 367(20), 1901-1911 (2012)
Shear-thickening fluids in biologically relevant agents
Kilbride P, et al.
Biorheology, 25(Preprint), 1-12 (2019)
Hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.42 versus Ringer's acetate in severe sepsis
Perner A, et al.
The New England Journal of Medicine, 367(2), 124-134 (2012)
An international view of hydroxyethyl starches
Treib J, et al.
Intensive Care Medicine, 25(3), 258-268 (1999)

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