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suitable for plant cell culture

N6-Benzyladenine, 6-BAP, BA
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cell culture | plant: suitable

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General description

6-Benzylaminopurine is a plant growth regulator that belongs to the class of first generation synthetic cytokinin used in agriculture.


6-Benzylaminopurine has been used:
  • to induce sprouting in plant materials
  • in seed germination medium for culturing of seeds
  • to modify Murashige and Skoog (MS) media for shoot initiation

6-Benzylaminopurine, benzyl adenine (BAP) is a synthetic cytokinin which together with auxins elicits plant growth and development responses. BAP is a widely use cytokinin supplement to plant growth media such as Murashige and Skoog medium, Gamborg′s medium, and Chu′s N6 medium.


100, 500 mg in poly bottle
1, 5, 25 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

BAP is an inhibitor of respiratory kinase in plants, and increases post-harvest life of green vegetables.

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 2 - Repr. 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Certificate of Origin

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  3. What is the shelf-life of Product B3408, 6-Benzylaminopurine?

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  4. What is Product B3408, 6-Benzylaminopurine, soluble in?

    This product is soluble at in glacial acetic acid (50 mg/mL) with the possibility of heating being required. It is also soluble in 1 M NaOH. The product can also be dissolved in 0.1M HCl.

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