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M11476-2 2mg solid $90
M11476-10 10mg solid $270


DOTMA is one of the first cationic lipid used for gene transfection. DOTMA is an effective transfection agent in vitro and in vivo. DOTMA carries a positive charge on the surface of liposomes which condenses anionic nucleic acids and promotes efficient interactions between the cell membrane and the liposome.

Product information

CAS Number: 104872-42-6

Molecular Weight: 670.57

Formula: C42H84ClNO2


1, 2-di-O-octadecenyl-3-trimethylammonium propane

Chemical Name: N, N, N-trimethyl-2, 3-bis(((Z)-octadec-9-en-1-yl)oxy)propan-1-aminium chloride



InChi: InChI=1S/C42H84NO2.ClH/c1-6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26-28-30-32-34-36-38-44-41-42(40-43(3,4)5)45-39-37-35-33-31-29-27-25-23-21-19-17-15-13-11-9-7-2;/h20-23,42H,6-19,24-41H2,1-5H3;1H/q+1;/p-1/b22-20-,23-21-;

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

Products are for research use only. Not for human use.

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