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6 - Benzylaminopurine
Product ID: B800


Description: 6-Benzylaminopurine is the most widely used adenine-based cytokinin.
SynonymsBA; N6-Benzyladenine

Solubility KOH
Physical Form Solid
Storage Temp. Room Temperature
Other Notes Plant Tissue Culture Tested
UPC / SKU B800
CAS NUMBER 1214-39-7
Formula Weight 225.25
Formula C12H11N5
Storage Temp. Room Temperature
Tariff Code 2933.99.8290
Risk Info (R) 22-36/37/38
Safety Info (S) 26-36
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B800 6-Benzylaminopurine

Synonyms: BA; N6-Benzyladenine
CAS: 1214-39-7
Formula: C12H11N5
Mol. Weight: 225.3
Form: Powder
Appearance: White to Off-White Powder
Application: Plant Growth Regulator; Cytokinin
Solubility: 1N KOH or NaOH
Storage Temp: Room Temperature
Storage Temp of Stock Solution: 2 to 6 °C
Typical Working Concentration: Varies with applications, should be determined by end user.
Other Notes: Plant Tissue Culture Tested;
For Research Use only

Application Notes
6-Benzylaminopurine(BA) is one of the most popular cytokinins used to stimulate in vitro shoot development. It is often used in combination with an auxin, e.g., Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), Napthaleneacetic acid (NAA), Indole-3-butyric acid (IBA).

BA is active across a broad range of plant species. Typical working concentration of BA is between 0.1 - 5.0 mg/L. It has been reported that 5-10 mg/L of BA is an optimal range for shoot multiplication of banana culture1; while 1.0 and 2.0 mg/L of BA have been used for blackberry culture.2 At PhytoTechnology Laboratories® most cultures (e.g., Achimenes, African violet, ajuga, begonia, hosta, syngonium, etc.) are maintained on MS medium supplemented with 1 mg/L of BA and 0.025 mg/L of NAA.

PhytoTechnology Laboratories® also carries 6-Benzylaminopurine Solution (1 mg/mL), Product No. B130.

Please Note: While PhytoTechnology Laboratories® tests each lot of this product with two or more plant cell/ tissue culture lines, it is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to determine the appropriateness of this product for the specific plants that are being cultured and applications that are being used.


  1. Vuylsteke, D.R. 1998. Shoot-tip culture for the propagation, conservation, and distribution of Musa germplasm. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria. 82 pp.
  2. Bobrowski, Vera L., Mello-Farias, Paulo C., and Peters, Jose A. 1996. Micropropagation of blackberries (Rubus sp.) cultivars. Rev. Bras. De Agrociencia. 2(1):17-20.