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G7757 Sigma-Aldrich

Glycerol

ReagentPlus®, ≥99.0% (GC)

Synonym: 1,2,3-Propanetriol, Glycerin

  • CAS Number 56-81-5

  • Linear Formula HOCH2CH(OH)CH2OH

  • Molecular Weight 92.09

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 635685

  •  EC Number 200-289-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00004722

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329799967

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

Related Categories ReagentPlus Solvent Grade Products, ACS and Reagent Grade Solvents, Aliphatic Compounds, Aloe Vera, Cell Biology,
Quality Level   200
vapor density   3.1 (vs air)
vapor pressure   <1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
product line   ReagentPlus®
assay   ≥99.0% (GC)
form   viscous liquid
autoignition temp.   698 °F
expl. lim.   2.6-11.3 %
application(s)   electrophoresis: suitable
impurities   ≤0.1% sulfated ash
  ≤1.0% water (Karl Fischer)
refractive index   n20/D 1.474 (lit.)
pH   5.5-8
bp   182 °C/20 mmHg (lit.)
mp   20 °C (lit.)
density   1.25 g/mL (lit.)
SMILES string   OCC(O)CO
InChI   1S/C3H8O3/c4-1-3(6)2-5/h3-6H,1-2H2
InChI key   PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

Packaging

1 L in poly bottle

1 gal in poly bottle

5, 20 L in poly drum

500 mL in poly bottle

Application

Glycerol is used both in sample preparation and gel formation for polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Glycerol (5-10%) increases the density of a sample so that the sample will layer at the bottom of a gel’s sample well. Glycerol is also used to aid in casting gradient gels and as a protein stabilizer and storage buffer component.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. G7757.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
MA8050000
Flash Point(F) 
390.2 °F - Pensky-Martens closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
199 °C - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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What is the viscosity of glycerol?
The viscosity of glycerol is 648 Centistokes at 20 Deg C (68 Deg F).
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Protocols & Articles

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