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Glutaraldehyde solution

Grade I, 70% in H2O, specially purified for use as an electron microscopy fixative or other sophisticated use

Pentane-1,5-dial, Glutaric dialdehyde solution
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Grade I


70% in H2O


electron microscopy: suitable (fixative)

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General description

Glutaraldehyde is a fixative used in electron microscopy. It is a rapidly penetrating fixative and an alternative to the expensive and toxic buffered osmium tetroxide. Glutaraldehyde contains two aldehyde group separated by three methylene bridges. It mediates protein crosslinking at their amino groups.


Glutaraldehyde solution has been used as a fixative for transfected adherent monkey kidney fibroblasts (COS-7) cells for electron microscopy studies, human osteosarcoma (U2OS) cells for super-resolution (SR) experiments and for hydrogels for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies.


10 mL in glass bottle

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

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Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 118(3), 904-912 (2008)
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Development (Cambridge, England), 142(12), 2194-2202 (2015-05-30)
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