Synonym: DMSO, Methyl sulfoxide
CAS Number: 67-68-5
Linear Formula: (CH3)2SO
Molecular Weight: 78.13
Packaging: 5 mL and 10 mL in flame sealed ampules, 100 mL in amber bottle
DMSO is a polar aprotic solvent used in chemical reactions, in polymerase chain reactions (PCR) and as a cryoprotectant vitrification agent for the preservation of cells, tissues and organs. DMSO is used in cell freezing media to protect cells from ice crystal induced mechanical injury. It is used for frozen storage of primary, sub-cultured, and recombinant heteroploid and hybridoma cell lines; embryonic stem cells (ESC), and hematopoietic stem cells. DMSO is frequently used in the combinations with BSA or fetal bovine serum (FBS).
Super cools easily and remelts slowly at room temperature. Solidified product can be re-liquified by warming to room temperature without detriment to the product.
This product is a Hybri-Max product. It is hybridoma tested and is assessed for suitability in cell freezing. This product is sterile filtered (0.2 micron) and tested for endotoxin levels.
Vapor density: 2.7 (vs air)
Vapor pressure: 0.42 mmHg (20 °C)
Product line: BioReagent
Expl. lim.: 42 %, 63 °F
Impurities: Endotoxin, tested
Refractive index: n20/D 1.479(lit.)
BP: 189 °C(lit.)
MP: 16-19 °C(lit.)
Density: 1.10 g/mL(lit.)
Suitability: Suitable for hybridoma