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1M HEPES Buffer

1M HEPES Buffer

Synonyms N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)piperazine-N'-(2-ethanesulfonic acid); 4-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-1- piperazineethanesulfonic acid

Packaging size: 100 mL

SKU 091688449
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Product Description

HEPES (N-2-hydroxyethylpiperazine-N-2-ethane sulfonic acid) is a general purpose zwitterionic organic chemical buffering agent which does not bind magnesium, calcium, manganese(II) or copper (II) ions. Buffer strength for cell culture applications is usually in the range of 10 to 25 mM. Studies have indicated that 20 mM HEPES is the most satisfactory concentration of the buffer when both Hanks' and Earle's solutions are used.

Application Notes

HEPES buffer commonly used in cell culture media. The addition of 10–25 mM HEPES provides extra buffering capacity when cell culture requires extended periods of manipulation outside of a CO2 incubator. HEPES is a good buffering choice for many cell culture systems because it is membrane impermeable, has limited effect on biochemical reactions, is chemically and enzymatically stable, and has very low visible and UV light absorbance. HEPES is the buffer of choice in a protein deposition technique in electron microscopy because it did not affect metal substrates. HEPES has been evaluated and shown to be suitable for use with Ampholines in generating pH gradients less than 1 pH unit wide for isolectric focusing applications. HEPES is the recommended buffer for the glutamate binding assay because it prevents binding to non-receptor materials.

Key Applications

Mammalian Cell Culture

Specifications
SKU 091688449
Application Notes HEPES buffer commonly used in cell culture media. The addition of 10–25 mM HEPES provides extra buffering capacity when cell culture requires extended periods of manipulation outside of a CO<sub>2</sub> incubator. HEPES is a good buffering choice for many cell culture systems because it is membrane impermeable, has limited effect on biochemical reactions, is chemically and enzymatically stable, and has very low visible and UV light absorbance. HEPES is the buffer of choice in a protein deposition technique in electron microscopy because it did not affect metal substrates. HEPES has been evaluated and shown to be suitable for use with Ampholines in generating pH gradients less than 1 pH unit wide for isolectric focusing applications. HEPES is the recommended buffer for the glutamate binding assay because it prevents binding to non-receptor materials.
Concentration 1 M
Formulation Details Liquid | HEPES: 238300.00 mg/liter
Grade Cell Culture Grade
Applications Mammalian Cell Culture
Pack Size 100 mL
pH 6.8 to 8.2
Physical Appearance Clear; Colorless Solution
Preparation Method A buffer solution of HEPES can be prepared by any of several methods. The free acid can be added to water, then titrated with approximately one-half mole equivalent of sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide to the desired pH. A simple mixing table for preparing 0.05 M HEPES/NaOH has been published. Alternatively, equimolar concentrations of HEPES and of HEPES sodium salt can be mixed in approximately equal volumes and back-titrate with either solution to the appropriate pH. The sodium salt can be titrated with HCl to yield a half-equivalent of sodium chloride; however, the addition of the ionic strength will change the osmolality of the solution. Most solutions of HEPES hemisodium will dissolve in water forming a pH at 7.5 with little to no adjustment.
Presentation HEPES: 238300.00 mg/liter | Solution
Product Families Description HEPES (N-2-hydroxyethylpiperazine-N-2-ethane sulfonic acid) is a general purpose zwitterionic organic chemical buffering agent which does not bind magnesium, calcium, manganese(II) or copper (II) ions.
Solubility Soluble at 1% solution in water at 25 °C. A 1 M solution is clear and colorless. At 0 °C, a saturated solution of the free acid is reportedly 2.25 M.
Sterility Sterile | Solutions may be autoclaved under standard conditions.
Storage and Handling Store at Room Temperature (15-30°C). HEPES is light sensitive when added to media. Solutions should be stored in the dark to avoid possible toxic effects.
Typical Working Concentration Buffer strength for cell culture applications is usually in the range of 10 to 25 mM. Studies have indicated that 20 mM HEPES is the most satisfactory concentration of the buffer when both Hanks' and Earle's solutions are used.