EDTA, disodium salt, dihydrate, for molecular biology is extensively used as a chelator of divalent cations such as Ca2+. EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is a chelating agent, a general chemical, and a sequestrant. In molecular biology applications, addition of EDTA minimizes the impact of metal ion contaminants. Also used to facilitate enzymatic reactions that could be inhibited by heavy metal traces. It also inhibits enzymes, such as metalloproteases, which require divalent cations for activity. EDTA, disodium salt, dihydrate, for molecular biology is an inhibitor of Calpain.
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Soluble in water (~100 g/l) at 20° C, (95%) alcohol (Slightly soluble), and 3 M NaOH (100 mg/mL).
Store at room temperature
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Is there such a thing as lond chain and short chain EDTA, the short chain being eaiser to absorb? Or is this just a marketing gimmick?
Asked by: ranger
Thank you for your question. We do not have any information about short and long chain EDTA. The chemical that we sell, EDTA, disodium salt, dihydrate, for molecular biology: sc-359904, is available for research use only.
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