Mineral oils are usually seen as a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons. It is derived from crude oil by distillation and refining.
Mineral oil has been used:
- to suspend the gels for capillary contraction assay
- in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) reactions mixture to form a vapor barrier in order to prevent the evaporation of the reaction at elevated temperatures
- as a continuous phase to prevent droplet coalescence in emulsification system
Mineral oil is suitable for use as an overlay to control evaporation and cross contamination of samples in a variety of molecular biology applications.
5, 500 mL in poly bottle
Mineral oil delivers a better insulation strength, when compared to air. It enhances the elimination of heat from the windings, when used in a power transformer.