- pKa at 25°C of 6.10 (5.97 at 37°C)
- usable buffering range of 5.5 to 6.7
- molecular weight 195.24
- ΔpKa/ΔT = -.011
Buffers are typically 1 M, prepared by neutralizing MES with sodium hydroxide.
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