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81189 Sigma-Aldrich

Poly(ethylene glycol)

BioUltra, for molecular biology, 1,000

Synonym: PEG

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Properties

Related Categories BioUltra, Essential Chemicals, Materials Science, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biology Reagents,
Quality Level   200
grade   for molecular biology
product line   BioUltra
form   solid
mol wt   Mr 950-1050
impurities   DNases, none detected
  RNases, none detected
  insoluble matter, passes filter test
  phosphatases, none detected
  proteases, none detected
pH   5.5-7.0 (25 °C, 50 mg/mL in H2O)
solubility   H2O: 50 mg/mL at 20 °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: ≤0.05
InChI   1S/C2H6O2/c3-1-2-4/h3-4H,1-2H2
InChI key   LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) is a non-ionic hydrophilic polymer and is available in different molecular weights. It helps in the purification and crystal growth of proteins and nucleic acids. PEG and dextran together result in aqueous polymer two phase system, which is required for the purification of biological materials. PEG also interacts with cell membrane, thereby allowing cell fusion.

Application

Poly(ethylene glycol) has been used to develop a method for efficient transformation of Brevibacterium lactofermentum protoplasts with plasmid DNA. It has been used as a fusion agent to fuse spleen cells with the myeloma cell line SP2/0.

Other Notes

PEG precipitation of DNA fragments

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Protocols & Articles

Articles

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Selection Guide

Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) is a synthetic, hydrophilic, biocompatible polymer with widespread use in biomedical and other applications. PEGs are synthesized using a ring-opening polymerization of et...
Keywords: Adhesion, Bacterial conjugations, Click chemistry, Molecular biology, PEGylations, Polymerization reactions, Ring-opening polymerization

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