Mineral oil

BioUltra, for molecular biology

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for molecular biology

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viscous liquid


PCR: suitable


DNases, none detected
RNases, none detected
insoluble matter, passes filter test
phosphatases, none detected
proteases, none detected

refractive index

n20/D 1.467 (lit.)
n20/D 1.468


0.85 g/mL at 20 °C

cation traces

Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
K: ≤50 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤50 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg



UV absorption

λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.7
λ: 280 nm Amax: 1.0

InChI key


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Paraffinic (n-alkane) mineral oil may be used for the extraction of DNA from paraffin-embedded samples and in specific applications that prepare DNA for quantitation.


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

Quan Hong Tran et al.
Genes, 11(3) (2020-03-12)
Induced point mutations are important genetic resources for their ability to create hypo- and hypermorphic alleles that are useful for understanding gene functions and breeding. However, such mutant populations have only been developed for a few temperate maize varieties, mainly...
Janine K Reinert et al.
Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 13, 267-267 (2020-01-11)
Behavioral phenotyping of mice is often compromised by manual interventions of the experimenter and limited throughput. Here, we describe a fully automated behavior setup that allows for quantitative analysis of mouse olfaction with minimized experimenter involvement. Mice are group-housed and...
Miao Jing et al.
Nature biotechnology, 36(8), 726-737 (2018-07-10)
The neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) regulates a diverse array of physiological processes throughout the body. Despite its importance, cholinergic transmission in the majority of tissues and organs remains poorly understood owing primarily to the limitations of available ACh-monitoring techniques. We developed...
Takeshi Itabashi et al.
Nature methods, 6(2), 167-172 (2009-01-20)
Accurate chromosome segregation during meiosis depends on the assembly of a microtubule-based spindle of proper shape and size. Current models for spindle-size control focus on reaction diffusion-based chemical regulation and balance in activities of motor proteins. Although several molecular perturbations...
Elisabetta Sabini et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 378(3), 607-621 (2008-04-02)
Deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) is an essential nucleoside kinase critical for the production of nucleotide precursors for DNA synthesis. This enzyme catalyzes the initial conversion of the nucleosides deoxyadenosine (dA), deoxyguanosine (dG), and deoxycytidine (dC) into their monophosphate forms, with subsequent...
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