M3148

Sigma-Aldrich

2-Mercaptoethanol

for molecular biology, suitable for electrophoresis, suitable for cell culture, BioReagent, 99% (GC/titration)

Synonym(s):
β-Mercaptoethanol, BME, Thioethylene glycol, 2-Hydroxyethylmercaptan
Linear Formula:
HSCH2CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
78.13
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
773648
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.31
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Quality Level

grade

for molecular biology

vapor density

2.69 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 20 °C)

product line

BioReagent

assay

99% (GC/titration)

form

liquid

expl. lim.

18 %

concentration

14.3 M (pure liquid)

application(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable
electrophoresis: suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.500 (lit.)

pH

4.5-6 (20 °C, 500 g/L)

bp

157 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: soluble 1 mL/mL

density

1.114 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

foreign activity

DNase, RNase, protease, none detected

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

OCCS

InChI

1S/C2H6OS/c3-1-2-4/h3-4H,1-2H2

InChI key

DGVVWUTYPXICAM-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Reducing agent
β-mercaptoethanol or 2-mercaptoethanol has been used:
  • as a supplement in Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI)-1640 medium to culture DT40 cells (chicken B cell line)
  • to lyse NuLi-1 (Normal Lung, University of Iowa-1) cells
  • to trypsinize mouse embryonic stem cells
BME is suitable for reducing protein disulfide bonds prior to polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and is usually included in a sample buffer for SDS-PAGE at a concentration of 5%. Cleaving intermolecular (between subunits) disulfide bonds allows the subunits of a protein to separate independently on SDS-PAGE. Cleaving intramolecular (within subunit) disulfide bonds allows the subunits to become completely denatured so that each peptide migrates according to its chain length with no influence due to secondary structure.

Packaging

25, 100, 250, 500 mL in glass bottle

Signal Word

Danger

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

UN 2966 6.1 / PGII

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

154.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

68 °C - closed cup

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