B3408 Sigma-Aldrich


suitable for plant cell culture

Synonym: 6-BAP, BA, N6-Benzyladenine

  • CAS Number 1214-39-7

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C12H11N5

  • Molecular Weight 225.25

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 19406

  •  EC Number 214-927-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00005572

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24891717

  •  NACRES NA.72



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application(s)   cell culture | plant: suitable
Featured Industry   Agriculture


General description

6-Benzylaminopurine is a plant growth regulator that belongs to the class of first generation synthetic cytokinin used in agriculture.


6-Benzylaminopurine has been used:
• to induce sprouting in plant materials
• in seed germination medium for culturing of seeds
• to modify Murashige and Skoog (MS) media for shoot initiation

6-Benzylaminopurine, benzyl adenine (BAP) is a synthetic cytokinin which together with auxins elicits plant growth and development responses. BAP is a widely use cytokinin supplement to plant growth media such as Murashige and Skoog medium, Gamborg’s medium, and Chu’s N6 medium.


1, 5, 25 g in poly bottle

100, 500 mg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

BAP is an inhibitor of respiratory kinase in plants, and increases post-harvest life of green vegetables.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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What is the shelf-life of Product B3408, 6-Benzylaminopurine?
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What is Product B3408, 6-Benzylaminopurine, soluble in?
This product is soluble at in glacial acetic acid (50 mg/mL) with the possibility of heating being required. It is also soluble in 1 M NaOH. The product can also be dissolved in 0.1M HCl.
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