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Sigma-Aldrich

Hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide

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

Synonym(s):
CTAB, Cetrimonium bromide, Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, Palmityltrimethylammonium bromide
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)15N(Br)(CH3)3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
364.45
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
3598189
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

Quality Level

grade

for molecular biology

description

cationic

product line

BioUltra

assay

≥99.0% (AT)

form

powder or crystals

mol wt

micellar avg mol wt 62,000

aggregation number

170

impurities

DNases, none detected
RNases, none detected
insoluble matter, passes filter test
phosphatases, none detected
proteases, none detected

ign. residue

≤0.2%

loss

≤0.5% loss on drying

pH

5.0-7.0 (25 °C, 0.1 M in H2O)

CMC

0.92
1 mM (20-25°C)

mp

248-251 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: 0.1 M at 40 °C, clear, colorless

anion traces

sulfate (SO42-): ≤50 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg
Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
Bi: ≤5 mg/kg
Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
K: ≤50 mg/kg
Li: ≤5 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤50 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

SMILES string

[Br-].CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC[N+](C)(C)C

λ

0.1 M in H2O

UV absorption

λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.06
λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.05

HLB

10

InChI

1S/C19H42N.BrH/c1-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20(2,3)4;/h5-19H2,1-4H3;1H/q+1;/p-1

InChI key

LZZYPRNAOMGNLH-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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General description

Bactericidal, cationic surfactant

Application

Hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide has been used for the isolation of plant high molecular weight DNA as well as plant DNA for use in PCR analysis. It has also been used to preciptate nucleic acids.

Signal Word

Danger

hazcat

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT RE 2 Oral - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Gastrointestinal tract, Respiratory system

storage_class_code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

471.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

244 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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European journal of medicinal chemistry, 44(5), 1884-1892 (2008-12-17)
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Sebastien Fraud et al.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 52(12), 4478-4482 (2008-10-08)
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Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 31(23), 6289-6297 (2015-05-15)
We address the rheology of assemblies of surfactant-decorated silica nanoparticles irreversibly adsorbed at the gas/liquid interface. Positively charged surfactant molecules (such as CTAB) bind to silica nanoparticle surfaces, and the resulting particle-surfactant complexes adsorb at gas/liquid interfaces. The surfactant molecules...

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