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M3516 Sigma-Aldrich

Mineral oil

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

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Properties

form   light oil
refractive index   n20/D 1.467 (lit.)
density   0.84 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
suitability   suitable for preparation of Nujol mulls for infrared spectroscopy

Description

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.

Application

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

Packaging

1, 4 L in poly bottle

12×6 mL in poly bottle

6 mL size is supplied in plastic dropper bottle.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
PY8047000
Flash Point(F) 
>233.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
>112 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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