Sucrose is a simple carbohydrate. A disaccharide composed of glucose and fructose, which is used for a variety of applications. It is isolated from cane sugar; it is not synthetic.
Sucrose can be used to prepare density gradients for cell/organelle separation. The refractive index of the solution will be directly related to the density. In addition, sucrose can be used as a supplement in plant, insect, and bacterial culture media. It can also be used in various enzymatic assays.
Suitability: Suitable for density gradient studies with RNA. Forms a clear colorless solution at a concentration of 5 gm per 10 mL of water.
Product Type: Biochemicals
Biochemical Category: Carbohydrates
Chemical Class: Carbohydrates
Density: 1.587 at 25°C (water = 1)(Lit.)
Melting Point: 177 - 187°C
Optical Rotation: +66.0° ± 5 (H2O, NH4OH)
UV/Visible Absorbance: A50%/260 ≤0.15; A50%/280 ≤0.15(Lit.)
Presentation: White Crystalline Powder
Format: Crystalline Powder
Detection Method: FTIR
Solubility: Soluble in water (1 g/0.5 mL at 25°C; 1 g/0.2 mL boiling water), ethanol (1 g/170 mL) or methanol (1 g/100 mL); moderately soluble in glycerol or pyridine.
Storage & Handling: Store at Room Temperature (15-30°C).