|Synonyms||C2-HSL; N-Acetyl-DL-homoserine lactone; N-(Tetrahydro-2-oxo-3-furanyl)-acetamide|
|Purity Chemicals||≥98% (GC)|
|Appearance||White to off-white powder.|
|Solubility||Soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Poorly soluble in water.|
|Identity||Determined by NMR.|
|Declaration||Manufactured by Chemodex.|
|Other Product Data||
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|Shipping and Handling|
|Short Term Storage||+4°C|
|Long Term Storage||-20°C|
Keep cool and dry.
Protect from light and moisture.
|Use/Stability||Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at -20°C.|
|Product Specification Sheet|
N-Ethanoyl-DL-homoserine lactone is the shortest alkyl homologue and most polar of a family of mediators of cell to cell interactions in bacterial biofilms. Acylhomoserine lactones have been detected in hundreds of bacterial species. N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHL) are involved in quorum sensing, controlling gene expression, and cellular metabolism. N-Ethanoyl-DL-homoserine lactone is not found in nature and can serve as a polar negative control for quorum sensing events.
(1) K.H. McClean, et al.; Microbiol. 143, 3703 (1997) | (2) A. Kumari, et al.; Anal. Chem. 78, 7603 (2006)