All of our Hanks’ Balanced Salt Solutions contain: Potassium Chloride, Potassium Phosphate Monobasic, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Phosphate Dibasic, and D-Glucose. Some formulations may contain additional components. Use the table below as a quick reference for identifying the one that best suits your application. All solutions are prepared in 1X strength.
|Ingrédients||F.W.||Formula I||Formula II||Formula III|
|D-Glusose||180.16||2 g/L||1 g/L||—-|
|Phenol Red||0.02 g/L||0.02 g/L||0.015 g/L|
Storage : RT
INFO+: Hanks salts are a collective group of salts rich in bicarbonate ions, formulated in 1940 by microbiologist John H. Hanks.  Generally, they are used as a buffer system in cell culture media and help maintain the optimal physiological pH (about 7.0 to 7.4) for cell growth. Due to their not very reactive nature and their low concentration in solution, Hanks salts are mainly used in environments exposed to atmospheric conditions, as opposed to incubation of CO 2. Performing the latter greatly exceeds the buffering capacity of Hanks salts and can result in cell death.