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2-MERCAPTOETHANOL AR/Molecular biology

Assist in solubilizing proteins for electrophoretic separation by reducing disulphide linkage.
May also reduce excess oxidative polymerization catalysts.
ß-Mercaptoethanol, 2-Hydroxyethylmercaptan, BME, Thioethylene glycol


100 ml (00100)

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2500 ml (02500)

2500 ml (02500)

1GBA000120 2GBA000250 2GBAG02500 2GBAH02500
Article No. 04566 Grade AR/Molecular biology
Purity 99% CAS No. 60-24-2
Molecular Formula C2H6OS Molecular Weight 78.13
H.S. Code 2930.9099 Shelf Life 60 Months

Physical Properties

Physical state at 20 °C Liquid Colour Clear colorless to light yellow
Odour Disagreeable odor pH value 4.5 - 6 at 500 g/l at 20 °C
Melting point/ Freezing point [°C] < -50 °C Auto-ignition temperature [°C] 295 °C
Flash point [°C] 68 °C Boiling point [°C] 157 °C
Vapour pressure [20°C] 0.76 hPa at 20 °C Vapour density 2.7
Density [g/cm3] 1.114 Solubility in water [% weight] Soluble in water
Partition coefficient Log Pow octanol / water at 20°C 0.056 Explosion limits - upper [%] 18%
Explosion limits -lower [%] 2.30%


Appearance Clear colorless to light yellow liquid Purity (by GC) Min 99%
Cadmium (Cd) Max 0.00001% Cobalt (Co) Max 0.00001%
Chromium (Cr) Max 0.00001% Copper (Cu) Max 0.00001%
Iron (Fe) Max 0.00005% Manganese (Mn) Max 0.00001%
Nickel (Ni) Max 0.00001% Lead (Pb) Max 0.00001%
Zinc (Zn) Max 0.00001% DNAase/RNAase/Proteases Not detectable

Safety Information and Hazard Symbols

Skull and Crossbones Corrosion Environment
Symbol: GHS05, GHS06, GHS09
Signal Word: Danger
UN No.: 2966
IMCO Class No.: 6.1
Packing Group: II
Hazardous Statement: H301-H310-H315-H317-H318-H330-H410
Precaution Statement: P260-P273-P280-P284-P301 + P310-P302 + P350
Revision Date: 31-Jan-2022

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