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Sodium Butyrate

5 g

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Cat No. 71-B16

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Sodium Butyrate is a short fatty acid chain that has an effect on the molecular, tissue and cellular levels. Sodium Butyrate has been shown to induce cell growth arrest, differentiation and apoptosis in cancer cells. It inhibits histone deacetylase (HDAC) and decreases Ca²⁺ release from intracellular stores. Sodium butyrate has been used to direct the differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells into hepatocytes when used in combination with Activin A.

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Other Names: Butyric acid, Sodium Salt

Chemical Formula:  C4H8O2 · Na 

CAS Number: 156-54-7

Molecular Weight: 111.1

Purity:  >98%

Appearance:  a crystalline solid 

Solubility: DMSO



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 10 mM concentrated stock solution, add 4.5 ml of DMSO to 5mg of the compound, If precipitate is observed, vortex for 5 minutes. For most cells, the maximum tolerance to DMSO is less than 0.5%. 




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