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P5413

Sigma-Aldrich

Poly(ethylene glycol)

for molecular biology, average mol wt 8,000

Synonym(s):
Poly (ethylene oxide), PEG
Linear Formula:
H(OCH2CH2)nOH
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.31

Quality Level

grade

for molecular biology

form

powder

mol wt

average mol wt 8,000

solubility

water: soluble (approximately 630 mg/ml, 20 °C)

density

1.0845 g/mL at 70 °C
1.0689 g/mL at 90 °C

foreign activity

DNase, RNase and NICKase, none detected

SMILES string

C(CO)O

InChI

1S/C2H6O2/c3-1-2-4/h3-4H,1-2H2

InChI key

LYCAIKOWRPUZTN-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a polymer of ethylene oxide and water, obtained upon condensation. PEGs are susceptible to oxidative degradation in the presence of air. Minimizing the exposure of PEG to elevated temperatures and/or exposure to oxygen or addition of an antioxidant can limit the amount of degradation. PEGs do not hydrolyze or deteriorate upon storage. PEGs do not support the growth of molds.
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is used in detergents, emulsifying agents, soaps, metal costing process, pharmaceutical preparations and cosmetics. PEG is commonly used as a lubricant. It′s application is also observed in chromatographic stationary phases. PEG prevents crystal formation in emulsions.

Application

Poly(ethylene glycol) has been used:
  • in protoplast suspension
  • to prevent phase separation in emulsion
  • in phage tail-like particles precipitation
  • for purifying and intensifying products of polymerase chain reaction

Packaging

500 g in poly bottle
2 kg in poly drum
1 kg in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

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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