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Mineral oil

suitable for preparation of Nujol mulls for infrared spectroscopy, light oil

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Quality Level


light oil


PCR: suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.467 (lit.)


0.84 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)


suitable for preparation of Nujol mulls for infrared spectroscopy

InChI key


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General description

Mineral oils are complex mixtures of straight and branched chain paraffinic, naphthenic and aromatic hydrocarbons refined from petroleum crude oils. Mineral oil with a carbon number of 15 to 25 is categorized as light oil and 25 to 50 as heavy oil. Mineral oil is commonly used in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries especially in skin care products. Mineral oil is used as overlaying agent in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and electrophoretic techniques to avoid evaporation.


Mineral oil has been used:
  • to overlay the samples to avoid evaporation in denaturing gel PCR reaction mix
  • in emulsion preparation for emulsion PCR


12×6 mL in poly bottle
1, 4 L in poly bottle
6 mL size is supplied in plastic dropper bottle.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

No data available

Flash Point(C)

No data available

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Neuroserpin Portland (Ser52Arg) is trapped as an inactive intermediate that rapidly forms polymers: implications for the epilepsy seen in the dementia FENIB
Belorgey D, et al.
European Journal of Biochemistry, 271(16), 3360-3367 (2004)
Intraspecific variation of Rhizoctonia solani AG 3 isolates recovered from potato fields in Central Iran and South Australia
Balali GR, et al.
Mycopathologia, 163(2), 105-115 (2007)
A review on the extensive skin benefits of mineral oil
Rawlings AV and Lombard KJ
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 34(6), 511-518 (2012)
Hideyuki Watanabe et al.
Biomedical optics express, 2(8), 2279-2287 (2011-08-13)
Here, we report in vivo 3-D visualization of the layered organization of a rat olfactory bulb (OB) by a swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). The SS-OCT operates at a wavelength of 1334 nm with respective theoretical depth and lateral...
Biodegradation of mineral oils-A review
Aluyor EO and Ori-Jesu M
African Journal of Biotechnology, 8(6), 915-920 (2009)


Determination of Water Content in Mineral oil Using Karl Fischer Titration

Summary application report for analysis of moisture in Mineral oil

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