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P1037 Sigma-Aldrich

Phenol

for molecular biology

Synonym: Hydroxybenzene

  • CAS Number 108-95-2

  • Linear Formula C6H5OH

  • Molecular Weight 94.11

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 969616

  •  EC Number 203-632-7

  •  MDL number MFCD00002143

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24898145

  •  NACRES NA.31

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Properties

Related Categories Acids and Bases, Biochemicals and Reagents, Core Bioreagents, Denaturation, General Reagents,
Quality Level   100
grade   for molecular biology
vapor density   3.24 (vs air)
vapor pressure   0.09 psi ( 55 °C)
  0.36 mmHg ( 20 °C)
assay   ≥99.0% (GC)
form   crystals
autoignition temp.   1319 °F
does not contain   preservative
expl. lim.   8.6 %
impurities   ≤2 ppm Mg
  ≤5 ppm Pb
color   colorless
bp   182 °C (lit.)
mp   40-42 °C (lit.)
density   1.071 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
suitability   suitable for molecular biology
storage temp.   2-8°C
SMILES string   Oc1ccccc1
InChI   1S/C6H6O/c7-6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5,7H
InChI key   ISWSIDIOOBJBQZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Gene Information   human ... GABRA1(2554)

Description

Application

Phenol has been used:
• in solid-phase peptide synthesis
• as a component of DNA extraction buffer
• as a component of Alexander′s stain solution

Biochem/physiol Actions

Phenol is majorly used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Phenol pollutes water bodies and inhibits the γ-aminobutyric acid receptor (GABAAR)-coupled chloride ATPase function in the fish brain.

Packaging

Redistilled and packaged under nitrogen in amber bottles.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
RIDADR 
UN 1671 6.1 / PGII
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
SJ3325000
Flash Point(F) 
174.2 °F
Flash Point(C) 
79 °C

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