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D4876

Sigma-Aldrich

Dextran from Leuconostoc mesenteroides

average mol wt 150,000

Linear Formula:
(C6H10O5)n
CAS Number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.25

Quality Level

biological source

bacterial (Leuconostoc mesenteroides)

form

powder

optical activity

[α]/D 199°

mol wt

average mol wt 150,000

solubility

H2O: soluble 30 mg/mL

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Application

Dextrans are used in many applications as platelet aggregants, plasma volume extenders, osmotic pressure regulators, stabilizers, organ separation media, matrix components, copolymers, microcarriers, binding agents, viscosity modifiers, antithrombotics, lubricants and physical structure components. Dextrans may be used as long hydrophilic spacer arms to improve the performance (freedom of movement) of conjugated/bound proteins. Dextrans may be derivatized for use in biosensor systems. Dextran 150 may be used to study iron delivery to cells, cell membrane permeabilization and red blood cell aggregation.
Use of dextrans as long and hydrophilic spacer arms improves the performance of immobilized proteins acting on macromolecules.

Packaging

50, 100 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly drum
500 g in poly drum

Preparation Note

With the exception of the highest MW dextran, D5501 (MW range = 5 million to 40 million), dextrans are very water soluble. Sigma tests the solubility of dextrans at concentrations generally exceeding 30 mg/ml in water. Dextrans are also freely soluble in DMSO, formamide, ethylene glycol, and glycerol. Neutral-aqueous dextran solutions can be sterilized by autoclaving at 110-115oC for 30 to 45 minutes. Dextran can be hydrolyzed by strong acids at high temperatures. The terminal reducing end group of dextran can be oxidized in alkaline solutions.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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