Alfa Aesar™ 2-Mercaptoethanol, 98+%
Solubilizes proteins by reducing disulfide linkages2-Mercaptoethanol is used in the preparation of nano-graphene for cellular imaging and drug delivery as well as multifunctional polymeric micelle. It acts as a reducing agent used in electrophoresis, amino acid detection, and distinguishing ssDNA/dsDNA. It is also employed as a standard buffer. It is also used in the preparation of PVC heat stabilizers and as a chain transfer agent in the manufacture of PVC. Further, it is used in some RNA isolation procedures to eliminate ribonuclease. It is utilized as a corrosion inhibitor and ore floatation agent. In biochemistry, it is useful to study the activity of the immune system.
Miscible with water, alcohol, ether, benzene and other organic solvents.
Hygroscopic. Air sensitive and heat sensitive. Incompatible with metals, strong acids, heavy metal salts and oxidizing agents. Store in a cool place.
|Sensitivity||Air sensitive; Hygroscopic|
|Boiling Point||156°C to 158°C|
|Flash Point||73°C (163°F)|
|Solubility Information||Miscible with water,alcohol,ether,benzene and other organic solvents.|
|Chemical Name or Material||2-Mercaptoethanol|
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GHS H Statement
Toxic if swallowed.
Fatal in contact with skin.
Causes serious eye damage.
Causes skin irritation.
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
May cause respiratory irritation.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: THIOGLYCOL
EINECSNumber : 200-464-6
RTECSNumber : KL5600000
TSCA : Yes
Recommended Storage : Ambient temperatures