This product is manufactured in our Paisley, Scotland facility and is intended for sale in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East—higher freight charges will apply to orders shipped elsewhere. An equivalent product, manufactured in Grand Island, US, is recommended for our customers in North America, Latin America, and the Asia/Pacific region. Click to view.

2-Mercaptoethanol (50 mM)

Catalog number:  31350010

Related applications:

Mammalian Cell Culture

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Gibco® 2-Mercaptoethanol (also known as beta-mercaptoethanol or BME) is a potent reducing agent used in cell culture medium to prevent toxic levels of oxygen radicals. Mercaptoethanol is not stable in solution so most protocols require daily supplementation. Gibco® 2-Mercaptoethanol is made at 50 mM in Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline (DPBS).

Product Use
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® 2-Mercaptoethanol is manufactured at a cGMP compliant facility, located in Paisley, Scotland, UK. The facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to the ISO 13485 standard.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Shipping Condition: Room Temperature
Cell Type: Mammalian
Form: Liquid
Reagent Type: Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline
Shelf Life: 36 Months
Solution Type: 2-Mercaptoethanol
pH: 6 to 8
Concentration: 50 mM
Product Type: BME

Contents & storage

Storage conditions: 2 – 8°C
Shipping conditions: Ambient
Shelf life: 36 months from date of manufacture