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U4883

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Urea

8 M (after reconstitution with 16 mL high purity water)

Synonym(s):
Urea solution, Carbamide, Carbonyldiamide
Linear Formula:
NH2CONH2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
60.06
Beilstein:
635724
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

form

powder

Quality Level

concentration

8 M (after reconstitution with 16 mL high purity water)

solubility

H2O: soluble (1 vial plus 16 mL)

SMILES string

NC(N)=O

InChI

1S/CH4N2O/c2-1(3)4/h(H4,2,3,4)

InChI key

XSQUKJJJFZCRTK-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Urea is a chaotropic agent and is used for protein denaturation. It disturbs the hydrogen bonds in the secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins. It can also disturb hydrogen bonding present in DNA secondary structure.

Application

Useful for solubilizing and denaturing proteins in preparation for 2D-PAGE, enzymatic digests, IMAC Chromatography, and related procedures.
Urea has been used for protein sample preparation for reverse-phase nanospray liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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