liquid, usp grade, >99%, ph 5.5 – 8
Molecular Formula: C3H8O3
Glycerol, also known as Glycerin, is a polyol compound that is an essential reagent to have on hand in any lab. With an extensive range of applications, Glycerol is most commonly used as a component in storage buffers for bacterial cell culture and protein stabilization. The presence of Glycerin can significanly improve transfection yields.
Molecular Biology Grade Glycerol is of >99% purity, and is free of DNase, RNase, and Protease. For best results, Glycerol is generally used at a 5-10% concentration in polyacrylamide gel preparation.
References:See “Glycerol enhancement of ligand-polylysine/DNA transfection” by PubMed.