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M5904 Sigma-Aldrich

Mineral oil

for molecular biology, BioReagent, light oil

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Properties

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grade   for molecular biology
product line   BioReagent
form   light oil
color   white
refractive index   n20/D 1.467 (lit.)
density   0.84 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
suitability   suitable for overlaying aqueous reactions and centrifuge gradients
foreign activity   DNase, RNase, Protease, none detected
storage temp.   room temp

Description

General description

Mineral oils are usually seen as a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons. It is derived from crude oil by distillation and refining.

Application

Mineral oil has been used:
• to suspend the gels for capillary contraction assay
• in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) reactions mixture to form a vapor barrier in order to prevent the evaporation of the reaction at elevated temperatures
• as a continuous phase to prevent droplet coalescence in emulsification system

Mineral oil is suitable for use as an overlay to control evaporation and cross contamination of samples in a variety of molecular biology applications.

Packaging

5, 500 mL in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Mineral oil delivers a better insulation strength, when compared to air. It enhances the elimination of heat from the windings, when used in a power transformer.

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

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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Single- & multi-channel pipettes from BRAND
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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