SL2 Sigma-Aldrich


siliconizing reagent for glass and other surfaces

  •  NACRES NA.47



Related Categories Cell Biology, Core Bioreagents, Hematology Stains, Hematology and Histology, Hematology and Histology Lab Accessories,
Quality Level   200
biological source   synthetic
application(s)   hematology: suitable
  histology: suitable
color   colorless
density   0.68 g/cm3
storage temp.   2-8°C


General description

Sigmacote® is a solution of a chlorinated organopolysiloxane in heptane that readily forms a covalent, microscopically thin film on glass. The film repels water, retards the clotting of blood or plasma, and prevents surface adsorption of many basic proteins. Ready to use without dilution; reusable if kept free of moisture.


Sigmacote® has been used to prevent adhesion of the growth factors to plasticware. It has also been used to coat coverslip in order to prevent the adhesion of larval brain during squashing.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Sigmacote® is ideal for glass, ceramics and fiber optics. It is used to treat GC injection glass inserts.

Legal Information

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Target organs 
Central nervous system
UN 2924 8(3) / PGII
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
24.8 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
-4 °C - closed cup


Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Product SL2, Sigmacote?
Sigmacote is a solution of an organopolysiloxane in heptane used for coating glassware. It produces a thin film on the glass surface to prevent adsorption of many proteins and to repel water.
How do I use Product SL2, Sigmacote?
Sigmacote is ready to use on glass which must be clean and dry. Details for use can be found on our Product Information Sheet (under Documents, above).
Can Product SL2, Sigmacote be used on plastics or other non-glass surfaces?
Turbid or cloudy solutions indicate water contamination and should not be used.
Can Product SL2, Sigmacote be removed from glass surfaces?
Turbid or cloudy solutions indicate water contamination and should not be used.
Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?
If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.
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.
How do I find price and availability?
There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote. USA customers: 1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.
What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?
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