59085

Sigma-Aldrich

3-Methylbutanol

BioUltra, for molecular biology, ≥99.0% (GC)

Synonym(s):
Isopentyl alcohol, Isoamyl alcohol, 3-Methyl-1-butanol
Linear Formula:
(CH3)2CHCH2CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
88.15
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1718835
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

Quality Level

grade

for molecular biology

product line

BioUltra

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

form

liquid

application(s)

DNA extraction: suitable
RNA extraction: suitable

impurities

DNases, none detected
RNases, none detected
insoluble matter, passes filter test
phosphatases, none detected
proteases, none detected
≤0.01% free acid (as CH3COOH)

evapn. residue

≤0.003%

refractive index

n20/D 1.407

pH

5.6 (20 °C, 25 g/L)

density

0.809 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

cation traces

Al: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Ba: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Bi: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ca: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Cd: ≤0.05 mg/kg
Co: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Cr: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Cu: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Fe: ≤0.1 mg/kg
K: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Li: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Mg: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Mn: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Mo: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Na: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Ni: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Pb: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Sr: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Zn: ≤0.1 mg/kg

λ

neat

UV absorption

λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.06
λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.06

SMILES string

CC(C)CCO

InChI

1S/C5H12O/c1-5(2)3-4-6/h5-6H,3-4H2,1-2H3

InChI key

PHTQWCKDNZKARW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Isoamyl alcohol (3-methylbutanol) may be used as a protein denaturation component of various RNA and DNA extraction and purification protocols. Isoamyl alcohol is frequently used together with phenol and or chloroform in nucleic acid preparation protocols.

Other Notes

Reduces interface between 2 phases

Signal Word

Danger

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

UN1105 - class 3 - PG 3 - Pentanols

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

109.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

43 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

L.G. Davis et al.
Basic Methods in Molecular Biology (1986)
Mary J Dunlop et al.
Molecular systems biology, 7, 487-487 (2011-05-11)
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Niels O Verhulst et al.
Malaria journal, 10, 28-28 (2011-02-10)
Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto is considered to be highly anthropophilic and volatiles of human origin provide essential cues during its host-seeking behaviour. A synthetic blend of three human-derived volatiles, ammonia, lactic acid and tetradecanoic acid, attracts A. gambiae. In addition...
Jane Melville et al.
PloS one, 9(7), e101847-e101847 (2014-07-31)
Molecular phylogenetics is increasingly highlighting the prevalence of cryptic species, where morphologically similar organisms have long independent evolutionary histories. When such cryptic species are known to be declining in numbers and are at risk of extinction due to a range...
Maud Contrant et al.
Nucleic acids research, 42(12), 7981-7996 (2014-05-17)
Micro (mi)RNAs are small non-coding RNAs with key regulatory functions. Recent advances in the field allowed researchers to identify their targets. However, much less is known regarding the regulation of miRNAs themselves. The accumulation of these tiny regulators can be...

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