H6382 Sigma

Hydroxyethyl starch



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General description

Degree of substitution; Average of 1 -OH group per 10 glucose units converted to -OCH2CH2OH.


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


1 kg in poly bottle

250 g in poly bottle

Preparation Note

Prepared from corn starch

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Frequently Asked Questions

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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. These documents are located on the product detail page under Useful Links & Tools. Click on the following link to search for a Certificate of Analysis. Please click the following link to see the details on our Product Dating Information.
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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.
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.
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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