MES, is often used as a running buffer for resolving very small proteins on bis-tris gels, also used as a biological buffer in plant cell cultures. It is also been used in various protein characterization assays. This sterile solution suitable for cell culture and molecular biology applications. It is also used as a buffering agent in biology and biochemistry.
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BG Bugbee.; FB Salisbury. An evaluation of MES (2 (N-Morpholino) ethanesulfonic acid) and amberlite IRC-50 as pH buffers for nutrient solution studies. Journal of plant nutrition. 1985, 8, ( 7), 567-583.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.