Merck
All Photos(1)

Documents

M5904

Sigma-Aldrich

Mineral oil

BioReagent, for molecular biology, light oil

Sign Into View Organizational & Contract Pricing

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

Looking for similar products? Visit Product Comparison Guide

Compare Similar Items

View Full Comparison

Show Differences

1 of 4

This Item
M3516330779330760
Sigma-Aldrich

M5904

Mineral oil

Sigma-Aldrich

M3516

Mineral oil

Sigma-Aldrich

330779

Mineral oil

Sigma-Aldrich

330760

Mineral oil

technique(s)

PCR: suitable

technique(s)

PCR: suitable

technique(s)

-

technique(s)

-

form

light oil

form

light oil

form

viscous liquid

form

liquid (colorless)

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

0.84 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

density

0.833 g/mL at 25 °C

density

0.862 g/mL at 25 °C

product line

BioReagent

product line

-

product line

-

product line

-

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

Certificates of Analysis (COA)

Search for Certificates of Analysis (COA) by entering the products Lot/Batch Number. Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product’s label following the words ‘Lot’ or ‘Batch’.

Already Own This Product?

Documents related to the products that you have purchased in the past have been gathered in the Document Library for your convenience.

Visit the Document Library

Difficulty Finding Your Product Or Lot/Batch Number?

Product numbers are combined with Pack Sizes/Quantity when displayed on the website (example: T1503-25G). Please make sure you enter ONLY the product number in the Product Number field (example: T1503).

Example:

T1503
Product Number
-
25G
Pack Size/Quantity

Additional examples:

705578-5MG-PW

PL860-CGA/SHF-1EA

MMYOMAG-74K-13

1000309185

enter as 1.000309185)

Having trouble? Feel free to contact Technical Service for assistance.

Lot and Batch Numbers can be found on a product's label following the words 'Lot' or 'Batch'.

Aldrich Products

  • For a lot number such as TO09019TO, enter it as 09019TO (without the first two letters 'TO').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as 05427ES-021, enter it as 05427ES (without the filling-code '-021').

  • For a lot number with a filling-code such as STBB0728K9, enter it as STBB0728 without the filling-code 'K9'.

Not Finding What You Are Looking For?

In some cases, a COA may not be available online. If your search was unable to find the COA you can request one.

Request COA

Customers Also Viewed

Slide 1 of 5

1 of 5

Sigma-Aldrich

Sigma-Aldrich

18512

Paraffin oil

Supelco

Supelco

76731

Density Standard 870 kg/m3

Standard oil for atomic absorption spectroscopy

Supelco

1.13898

Standard oil

vibrant-m

BCR420

Waste mineral oil (PCB)

Construction of a full-length enriched and a 5'-end enriched cDNA library using the oligo-capping method.
Yutaka Suzuki et al.
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 221, 73-91 (2003-04-22)
Electrical distribution and installation
Plant Engineer's Reference Book (2002)
C D Liapis et al.
Anticancer research, 25(3c), 2449-2452 (2005-08-06)
Carotid body (CB) is a highly specialized paraganglion originating from the neural crest ectoderm. CB paraganglion can be caused either by a genetic predisposition (hereditary paraganglia) or by chronic hypoxic stimulation. Germline mutations in any of the following genes: SDHD
A quantitative analysis of contractility in active cytoskeletal protein networks
Bendix PM, et al.
Biophysical Journal, 94(8), 3126-3136 (2008)
Microfluidic flow-focusing in ac electric fields
Tan SH, et al.
Lab on a chip, 14(6), 1099-1106 (2014)

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service