Sodium Bicarbonate

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Sodium Bicarbonate

CAS Number: 144-55-8; Formula: NaHCO3; Formula Weight: 84.01. Endotoxin and cell culture-tested. Store at room temperature. ACS Grade.




S012 sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO₃) can serve several important roles in plant tissue culture:
1. **pH Buffering**: S012 Sodium bicarbonate acts as a pH buffer to help maintain a stable pH level in the culture medium. Maintaining an optimal pH is crucial for the growth and development of plant tissues in vitro.
2. **Source of Carbon**: It can provide a source of carbon, which is necessary for photosynthesis and other metabolic processes. In some tissue culture systems, especially those involving autotrophic cultures, sodium bicarbonate can supplement or replace other carbon sources like CO₂.
3. **Nutrient Supplement**: S012 Sodium bicarbonate can also contribute to the overall nutrient balance in the culture medium. It provides sodium ions, which, although not required in large amounts, can be beneficial for certain plant species.
4. **Alleviating Toxicity**: In some cases, sodium bicarbonate can help to alleviate the toxic effects of certain compounds in the medium, acting as a mild alkali to neutralize excess acidity or other harmful conditions.
However, the concentration and use of sodium bicarbonate must be carefully controlled. Excessive amounts can lead to adverse effects, such as raising the pH too high or causing sodium toxicity.

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15 to 30°C

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55975powder / 100gm$16.41S012-100GM
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