Other Names: VPA, sodium salt, Sodium Valproate, Sodium 2-propylpentanoate
Chemical Formula: C8H16O2 · Na
CAS Number: 1069-66-5
Molecular Weight: 167.2
Appearance: a crystalline solid
STORAGE AND HANDLING
Storage: Store at 4°C and protected from light. Following reconstitution, store aliquots at -20°C.
Stability: Stock solutions stable at -20°C for up to 2 years.
Shipping Conditions: Shipped at room temperature.
Soluble in DMSO. For a 10mM concentrated stock solution, add 3.01 ml of DMSO to the entire contents of the vial. If precipitate is observed, vortex for 5 minutes. For most cells, the maximum tolerance to DMSO is less than 0.5%. This compound is soluble to 100mM in DMSO and to 30mM in water.