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I9392

Sigma-Aldrich

3-Methylbutanol

BioReagent, for molecular biology, ≥98.5%

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.52

grade

for molecular biology

Quality Level

product line

BioReagent

assay

≥98.5%

form

liquid

technique(s)

RNA extraction: suitable

pH

5.6 (20 °C, 25 g/L)

density

0.809 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

suitability

suitable for nucleic acid purification

storage temp.

room temp

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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General description

3-methylbutanol (isoamyl alcohol) is a clear, colorless alcohol commonly used as an organic solvent . It can also be used in phenol-chloroform nucleic acid extraction and purification protocols, where it inhibits RNase activity and reduces foaming. Isoamyl alcohol can also be used for the removal of ethidium bromide from DNA purified by CsCl gradient ultracentrifugation.

Application

3-Methylbutanol (isoamyl alcohol) in combination with phenol and chloroform is used in extraction of RNA. It was used in the synthesis of oligo-RNAs using photocaged adenosine molecules.
3-Methylbutanol has been used as a component of phenol/chloroform/ isoamyl alcohol solution for DNA extraction from blood and from absorbing substrata based forensic samples and biofilms.

Packaging

25, 500 mL in glass bottle
1 L in glass bottle

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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