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Mineral oil

BioReagent, for molecular biology, light oil

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Synonym(s):
light mineral oil
CAS Number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.52

grade

for molecular biology

Quality Level

product line

BioReagent

form

light oil

technique(s)

PCR: suitable

color

colorless

refractive index

n20/D 1.467 (lit.)

density

0.84 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

suitability

suitable for overlaying aqueous reactions and centrifuge gradients

foreign activity

DNase, RNase, Protease, none detected

storage temp.

room temp

InChI key

AEOVEGJBKQQFOP-DDVLFWKVSA-L

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Quality Level

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Quality Level

200

Quality Level

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Quality Level

200

refractive index

n20/D 1.467 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.467 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.467 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.467 (lit.)

density

0.84 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

density

0.81-0.89 g/cm3 at 15 °C

density

0.833 g/mL at 25 °C

density

0.862 g/mL at 25 °C

technique(s)

PCR: suitable

technique(s)

-

technique(s)

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technique(s)

-

form

light oil

form

liquid

form

viscous liquid

form

liquid (colorless)

General description

Mineral oils are usually seen as a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons. It is derived from crude oil by distillation and refining.

Application

Mineral oil has been used:
  • to suspend the gels for capillary contraction assay
  • in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) reactions mixture to form a vapor barrier in order to prevent the evaporation of the reaction at elevated temperatures
  • as a continuous phase to prevent droplet coalescence in emulsification system

Mineral oil is suitable for use as an overlay to control evaporation and cross contamination of samples in a variety of molecular biology applications.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Mineral oil delivers a better insulation strength, when compared to air. It enhances the elimination of heat from the windings, when used in a power transformer.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

No data available

Flash Point(C)

No data available

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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