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1.08543

Sigma-Aldrich

Ethanol

for molecular biology

Synonym(s):
Ethyl alcohol
Linear Formula:
CH3CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
46.07
Beilstein:
1718733
MDL number:
EC Index Number:
200-578-6

Quality Level

vapor density

1.59 (vs air)

vapor pressure

44.6 mmHg ( 20 °C)
59 hPa ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.8% (GC)

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

683 °F

potency

6200 mg/kg LD50, oral (Rat)

expl. lim.

19 %, 60 °F

impurities

DNAses (nicking-activity), none detected
RNAses, none detected
≤0.0001% Heavy metals (as Pb)
≤0.0002 meq/g Acidity
≤0.0002 meq/g Alkalinity

color

colorless

refractive index

n20/D 1.3600 (lit.)

pH

7.0 (20 °C, 10 g/L in H2O)

bp

78 °C (lit.)

mp

−114 °C (lit.)

transition temp

flash point 12 °C

density

0.789 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

15-25°C

SMILES string

CCO

InChI

1S/C2H6O/c1-2-3/h3H,2H2,1H3

InChI key

LFQSCWFLJHTTHZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

for molecular biology

Application

Ethanol for molecular biology. CAS No. 64-17-5, EC Number 200-578-6.

Analysis Note

Appearance (colour)colourlessAppearance (description)clearPurity (GC)≥ 99.8 %Acidity≤ 0.0002 meq/gAlkalinity≤ 0.0002 meq/gHeavy metals (as Pb)≤ 0.0001 %DNases (nicking-activity)not detectableRNasesnot detectable

Footnote

1Distribution and use of ethyl alcohol in Switzerland require a license from the Swiss Federal Alcohol Administration

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

55.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

13 °C

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