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59085 Sigma-Aldrich

3-Methylbutanol

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

Synonym: 3-Methyl-1-butanol, Isoamyl alcohol, Isopentyl alcohol

  • CAS Number 123-51-3

  • Linear Formula (CH3)2CHCH2CH2OH

  • Molecular Weight 88.15

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1718835

  •  EC Number 204-633-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00002934

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57651669

  •  NACRES NA.25

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Properties

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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
storage temp.   room temp
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

Description

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Target organs 
Respiratory system
RIDADR 
UN1105 - class 3 - PG 3 - Pentanols
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
EL5425000
Flash Point(F) 
109.4 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
43 °C - closed cup

Documents

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Protocols & Articles

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