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29221 Sigma-Aldrich

Ethanol

tested according to Ph.Eur.

Synonym: Ethanolum (96 per centum), Ethyl alcohol

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Properties

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vapor density   1.59 (vs air)
vapor pressure   44.6 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   LFQSCWFLJHTTHZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
autoignition temp.   683 °F
pharmacopeia   testing conforms to Pharmacopeia
expl. lim.   19 %, 60 °F
refractive index   n20/D 1.3600(lit.)
bp   78 °C(lit.)
mp   −114 °C(lit.)
solubility   H2O: soluble
density   0.789 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Description

Application

Ethanol has been used in indirect immunofluorescence for washing the mouse tissues section and then mounted in elvanol for visualizing with a BX60 photomicroscope. It has also been used for thymocyte preparation.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Ethanol provides controlled pH, temperature and ionic strength for protein separation. It blocks the ion current induced by the glutamate receptor agonist N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) in hippocampal neurons.

Footnote

1Distribution and use of ethyl alcohol in Switzerland require a license from the Swiss Federal Alcohol Administration

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN1170 - class 3 - PG 2 - Ethanol
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
KQ6300000
Flash Point(F) 
57.2 °F
Flash Point(C) 
14 °C
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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