1.08488

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Urea

for biochemistry

Synonym(s):
Carbonyldiamide, Carbamide, Carbonyl diamide, Diaminomethanone, Carbonyldiamine, Carbamide
Linear Formula:
NH2CONH2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
60.06
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
635724
MDL number:
EC Index Number:
200-315-5

storage conditions

Store at +15°C to +30°C.

Quality Level

vapor pressure

<0.1 hPa ( 20 °C)

potency

8471 mg/kg LD50, oral (Rat)
8200 mg/kg LD50, skin (Rat)

application(s)

titration: suitable

pH

9 (20 °C, 100 g/L in H2O)

mp

132-135 °C (lit.)

solubility

1000 g/L

density

1.335 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

bulk density

720‑760 kg/m3

storage temp.

10-30°C

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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Application

Used for the denaturation of proteins and as a mild solubilization agent for insoluble or denatured proteins. Useful for renaturing proteins from samples already denatured with 6 M guanidine chloride such as inclusion bodies. May be used with guanidine hydrochloride and dithiothreitrol (DTT) in the refolding of denatured proteins into their native or active form.

Analysis Note

Purity (DSC (differential scanning calorimetry)): ≥ 99.5 %
Identity (IR-spectrum): passes test
Appearance: Colorless crystals or white crystalline powder.
Appearance of solution (100 g/l, water): Clear and colorless.
Melting point (DSC (differential scanning calorimetry)): 132 - 135 °C
UV-Absorption (260 nm; 8 mol/l; 1 cm; water): ≤ 0.1
UV-Absorption (280 nm; 8 mol/l; 1 cm; water): ≤ 0.1
Cyanide (CN): ≤ 0.000001 %
Chloride (Cl): ≤ 0.0005 %
Sulfate (SO₄): ≤ 0.001 %
Heavy metals (as Pb): ≤ 0.0004 %
Fe (Iron): ≤ 0.00002 %
NH₄ (Ammonium): ≤ 0.00001 %
Biuret: ≤ 0.05 %
Sulfated ash (800 °C): ≤ 0.01 %

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