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3-Methylbutanol

BioReagent, for molecular biology, ≥98.5%

Synonym: 3-Methyl-1-butanol, Isoamyl alcohol, Isopentyl alcohol

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grade   for molecular biology
InChI Key   PHTQWCKDNZKARW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
product line   BioReagent
assay   ≥98.5%
form   liquid
density   0.809 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
suitability   suitable for nucleic acid purification
storage temp.   room temp

Description

General description

3-methylbutanol (isoamyl alcohol) is a clear, colorless alcohol commonly used as an organic solvent . It can also be used in phenol-chloroform nucleic acid extraction and purification protocols, where it inhibits RNase activity and reduces foaming. Isoamyl alcohol can also be used for the removal of ethidium bromide from DNA purified by CsCl gradient ultracentrifugation.

Packaging

1 L in glass bottle

25, 500 mL in glass bottle

Application

3-Methylbutanol (isoamyl alcohol) in combination with phenol and chloroform is used in extraction of RNA. It was used in the synthesis of oligo-RNAs using photocaged adenosine molecules.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN1105 - class 3 - PG 3 - Pentanols
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
EL5425000
Flash Point(F) 
109.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
43 °C
Protocols & Articles

Articles

3-Methylbutanol Molecular Biology Reagent

CAS RN 123-51-3 EC 204-633-5 Synonyms: 3-Methyl-1-butanol, Isoamyl alcohol, Isopentyl alcohol
Keywords: Centrifugation, High performance liquid chromatography, Metabolites, Molecular biology, Pharmaceutical, Precipitation, Purification

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