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Thermo Scientific Chemicals Pepsin, for biochemistry, powder

Catalog Number 10687411
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100 g
500 g
2.5 kg
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Pepsin from porcine gastric mucosa, CAS # 9001-75-6, is a peptidase that is commonly used in enzymatic digestion of proteins.

This Thermo Scientific Chemicals brand product was originally part of the Acros Organics product portfolio. Some documentation and label information may refer to the legacy brand. The original Acros Organics product / item code or SKU reference has not changed as a part of the brand transition to Thermo Scientific Chemicals.

General Description

  • Pepsin is an endopeptidase that digests proteins by hydrolyzing peptide bonds
  • It is the active form of pepsinogen, which is produced in the chief cells of the gastric mucosa


  • Pepsin is commonly used to produce F(ab’)2 fragments from antibodies
  • It has been used along with other enzymes to demonstrate the effects of fixation and enzymatic digestion in immunohistochemical assays, using paraffin-embedded tissue
  • It can be used in hydrolyzing dry cervical samples in mice
  • It has been used in the digestion of crude wheat gliadin
  • It has been used to stimulate in vitro gastric digestion of cooked cod, cocoa mass, and dietary fiber
Quantity 100 g
Product Type Pepsin
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Product Identifier
  • Pepsin
Signal Word
  • Danger
Hazard Category
  • Skin corrosion/irritation Category 2
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 2
  • Respiratory sensitiser Category 1
  • Specific target organ toxicity Category 3
Hazard Statement
  • H315-Causes skin irritation.
  • H319-Causes serious eye irritation.
  • H334-May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.
  • H335-May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statement
  • P280-Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
  • P261-Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • P304+P340-IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
  • P342+P311-If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/ .
  • P302+P352-IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/.
  • P305+P351+P338-IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

RUO – Research Use Only

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