Silver Thiosulfate Mix 20mM

Size: 100 mL

Product Description

Silver Thiosulfate is often used to block the action of ethylene in plant cell cultures. Ethylene gas is a hormone that increases during senescence and ripening. It may increase in plant cell cultures due to wounding or presence of auxins. Silver Thiosulfate (STS) blocks the action of ethylene more effectively than silver nitrate.

Package includes:

  • Pouch 1 - 1.58 g of Sodium Thiosulfate
  • Pouch 2 - 1.7 g of Silver Nitrate

Solutions should be made from these two pouches and then combined to make the final product.

STS can be stored in 2-8ºC for up to one month. However, it is best when made just prior to use as it will oxidize quickly.

Preparation method:

Dissolve pouch 1 (1.58g Sodium Thiosulfate) in 100 mL water to create a 0.1M stock solution. Dissolve pouch 2 (1.7g Silver Nitrate) in 100 mL water to create a 0.1M stock solution. Store in the dark. Prepare 0.02M (20mM) Silver Thiosulfate by adding 20 mL 0.1 M silver nitrate into 80 mL 0.1M sodium thiosulfate (or amounts in ration of 4 parts thiosulfate solution to 1 part silver nitrate solution). Store up to 30 days refrigerated (best to use fresh each time).

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