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G6639

Sigma-Aldrich

Guanidine thiocyanate

≥97% (titration)

Synonym(s):
Guanidinium rhodanide, Guanidinium thiocyanate
Linear Formula:
NH2C(=NH)NH2 · HSCN
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
118.16
Beilstein:
3563461
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.55

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

assay

≥97% (titration)

form

powder or crystals

technique(s)

RNA extraction: suitable

color

white to off-white

mp

120-122 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: 4 M, clear, colorless

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤2.5%

SMILES string

SC#N.NC(N)=N

InChI

1S/CH5N3.CHNS/c2-1(3)4;2-1-3/h(H5,2,3,4);3H

InChI key

ZJYYHGLJYGJLLN-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Guanidine thiocyanate has been used:
  • as a denaturing agent to study its effects on surface activity of globular protein
  • for the extraction of total RNA from primary hepatocytes
  • as a component of the incubating buffer for extraction of DNA from human bone
  • as a component of the guanidine thiocyanate (GITC) lysis buffer for extraction of elephant shark DNA
  • as a component of lysis solution for extraction of RNA from rat pancreatic tissues
Chaotropic agent and strong denaturant; solubilizes cells.

Packaging

500 g in glass bottle
25, 100, 250 g in poly bottle
1 kg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Guanidine thiocyanate (GTC) is a powerful protein denaturant and can denature endogenous ribonucleases. It plays a role in separation of ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) from ribosomes. GTC in combination with phenol and chloroform can be used in isolation of total RNA from cells and tissues.

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1C

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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