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M3409

Sigma-Aldrich

Magnesium sulfate solution

for molecular biology, 1.00 M±0.04 M

Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
MgSO4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
120.37
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.31

Quality Level

grade

for molecular biology

sterility

0.2 μm filtered

form

liquid

concentration

1.00 M±0.04 M

cation traces

heavy metals (as Pb): ≤5 ppm

foreign activity

DNase, RNase, nickase and protease, none detected

SMILES string

[Mg++].[O-]S([O-])(=O)=O

InChI

1S/Mg.H2O4S/c;1-5(2,3)4/h;(H2,1,2,3,4)/q+2;/p-2

InChI key

CSNNHWWHGAXBCP-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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Application

Magnesium sulfate solution has been used:
  • as a component in super optimal broth with catabolite repression (SOC) medium for culturing Escherichia coli
  • as a component in transition media for culturing human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC)]
  • as a component in M9 buffer for worm fixation prior to nuclei extraction

Biochem/physiol Actions

Magnesium sulfate has anti-convulsant, anti-inflammatory and vasodilatory properties. Magnesium sulfate relaxes smooth muscles. In acute asthma patients, use both intravenous and nebulization of magnesium sulfate as additive treatment improves pulmonary function. Magnesium sulfate reduces preterm labor in high risk pregnant women.

Preparation Note

Prepared in 18 megohm water

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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