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Sigma-Aldrich

3-Methylbutanol

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

Synonym(s):
3-Methyl-1-butanol, Isoamyl alcohol, Isopentyl alcohol
Linear Formula:
(CH3)2CHCH2CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
88.15
Beilstein:
1718835
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

grade

for molecular biology

Quality Level

product line

BioUltra

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

form

liquid

technique(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

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

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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

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

110.3 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

43.5 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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