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Recommended for the majority of routine applications, this membrane is manufactured under strictly controlled conditions. The user will benefit from the performance improvements which are now available in Whatman membrane filters, including very narrow pore size distribution and low levels of extractables.

Higher strength and flexibility:
Most membranes are inherently brittle and difficult to handle; it is not uncommon for filters to be damaged during loading into holders or while in use. Whatman cellulose nitrate membrane filters have a noticeably improved flexibility and are made to tolerate abuse during handling, loading and autoclaving without sacrificing integrity. These membranes are among the strongest of their type available, as measured and compared by burst pressure tests.

Low extractable levels:
The level of extractables in membrane filters has become more important with advances in filtration or adsorption techniques. In particular, pharmaceutical, immunological and biomedical tissue culture and trace analysis applications can be adversely affected by high extractable levels. Whatman cellulose nitrate membrane filters have a low level of extractables, generally below that of other membranes of a similar type.

Narrow pore size distribution:
One of the major features of Whatman membrane filters is the narrow distribution of pore sizes. The rated pore size of these membranes is closely controlled due to the advanced manufacturing and control system. Additionally, the batch-to-batch variation is minimized providing more consistent laboratory results.

Increased temperature stability:
Membrane filters are normally autoclaved at 121°C without loss of integrity. Cellulose nitrate membranes are supplied as circles, sheets or reels.

Reduced shrinkage:
Excessive shrinkage can cause problems during autoclaving and is often the cause of membranes tearing in their holders after autoclaving. It may also cause a reduction in flow rate and total throughput. Whatman membranes exhibit a low shrinkage during autoclaving.


  • Sample preparation
  • Microbiological studies
  • Filtration of aqueous solutions


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Whatman® AE98 nitrocellulose membrane 10402200 15mm x 50m 5um

  • Parameter AE98 25mm x 50m 1/pk
    Dimensions 15mm x 50m 
    Material (Backing) Unbacked 
    Membrane Type Nitrocellulose 
    Thickness 5 μm 
    Capillary Flow Rate 160-210 s/4cm 
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