Agent Name

Isopropyl beta-D-thiogalactopyranoside

Alternative Name

IPTG

CAS Number

367-93-1

Formula

C9-H18-O5-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Isopropyl thiogalactoside; IPTG; Isopropyl beta- thiogalactoside; Isopropyl beta-D-thiogalactoside; Isopropyl-beta-D-thiogalactopyranoside; Isopropyl-beta-D-thiogalactoside; beta-D-Galactopyranoside, 1-methylethyl 1-thio-; [ChemIDplus] 1-Methylethyl 1-thio-beta-D-galactopyranoside; [Merck Index]

Category

Biochemical Research

Description

White solid with an odor of sulfur; [Promega MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to induce protein synthesis and to detect lac gene activity; [Merck Index] "This compound is used as a molecular mimic of allolactose, a lactose metabolite that triggers transcription of the lac operon." [Wikipedia]

Comments

An eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; May cause liver and kidney injury; [Promega MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.65E-9 mm Hg

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