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HEPES is common buffer for biological sciences, particularly used in cell culture to maintain physiological pH. It acts a buffering component, which is used in the preparation of buffers. It is described as one of the best all-purpose buffers available for use in biological research.
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Hazard Statements: H335
May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P271-P304+P340-P312-P501c
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