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BD Difco™ Glycerol

Used as a fixative, in bacterial preservation media and in the isolation and cultivation of many organisms. BD™ Difco™ Glycerol is a highly purified alcohol that helps support the growth of a wide variety of microorganisms, including mycobacterial species and fastidious bacteria.

Supplier:  BD 228220

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Catalog No. DF0282-17-0

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Glycerol is a viscous, highly purified, fermentable alcohol often used to supplement the base of culture media (e.g. Agar). Glycerol is mixed into the solution with the culture base to support the growth of a wide variety of microorganisms.

  • CAS Number: 56-81-5
  • EC number: 200-289-5
  • Chemical formula: C3H8O3
  • Molar mass: 92.09g/mol
  • Density: 1.261 g/cm3
  • Solubility in water: miscible
  • Viscosity: 1.412 Pa•s


ISO/DIS, 11014
15°C to 30°C
Highly Viscous
Bacterial preservation media and in the isolation and cultivation of many organisms
500 g
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ShelfLife : 730 Days



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