Magnesium Sulfate, Heptahydrate
Magnesium sulfate is a common pharmaceutical preparation of magnesium, commonly known as Epsom salts. Magnesium sulfate is the main preparation of intravenous magnesium.
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Preparation of intravenous magnesium
|Alternate Names||Sulfuric Acid Magnesium Salt (1:1); Epsom Salts|
|Application Notes||Magnesium sulfate is a common pharmaceutical preparation of magnesium, commonly known as Epsom salts. Magnesium sulfate is the main preparation of intravenous magnesium.|
|Base Catalog Number||194833|
|Biochemical Physiological Actions||Magnesium has a variety of biological roles in enzymology, cell membrane and wall structural integrity, muscle cell physiology, and nucleic acid structure. Magnesium is an essential co-factor in many enzymes, including deoxyribonuclease (DNase), the restriction enzymes EcoR I and EcoR V, and Ribonuclease H. Magnesium also stabilizes polymeric nucleic acids such as transfer RNA and ribozymes.|
|Grade||Molecular Biology Grade|
|Molecular Weight||246.466 g/mol|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter|