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N-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-N′-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride

commercial grade, powder

EDC, WSC hydrochloride, N-Ethyl-N′-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide hydrochloride, EDAC, EDC hydrochloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C8H17N3 · HCl
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Quality Level


commercial grade




110-115 °C (lit.)


H2O: ≤100 mg/mL

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  • N-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-N′-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride has been used for the formation of FND (fluorescent nanodiamonds)-transferrin bioconjugates.
  • It has been used for crosslinking polyethylenimine to gold particles.
  • It has been used as a carbodiimide linkage agent for coating of carboxylated polystyrene beads with biotinylated BSA (bovine serum albumin).


100 mg in poly bottle
1, 5 kg in poly drum
1, 5, 10, 25, 100 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Water soluble condensing reagent. EDAC is generally utilized as a carboxyl activating agent for amide bonding with primary amines. In addition, it will react with phosphate groups. EDAC has been used in peptide synthesis; crosslinking proteins to nucleic acids; and preparation of immunoconjugates as examples. Typically, EDAC is utilized in the pH range 4.0-6.0 without buffers. In particular, amine and carboxylate buffers should be avoided.

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT RE 2 Oral

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. Product No. E7750, N-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-N´-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride, is listed as "commercial grade". What does that mean?

    It means that it is the grade of N-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-N´-ethylcarbodiimide (EDAC) hydrochloride that was commercially available at the time we purchased it. This product is not assayed for purity. If you need a high purity EDAC, consider Product No. 03450.

  4. I understand that E7750, N-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-N´-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride, can be used in peptide synthesis. Do you have a brochure on some other reagents that can be used for peptide synthesis?


  5. Can N-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-N´-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride, Product E7750, be used as a peptide coupling reagent in alcoholic solvents? If so, do you have a reference?

    Yes. Nosaki, S., Effects of amounts of additives on peptide coupling mediated by a water-soluble carbodiimide in alcohols. J. Peptide Res., 54(2), 162-167 (1999). This paper describes using the E7750 along with 3,4-dihydro-3-hydroxy-4-oxo-1,2,3-benzotriazine (HOOBt) and 1-hydroxy-7-azabenzotriazole (HOAt) for enhancement of peptide coupling.

  6. What impurities might be present in N-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-N´-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride, Product E7750?

    The two compounds most likely to appear in EDAC as trace impurities are 3-dimethylaminopropylamine and N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N'-ethylurea as a result of synthesis (intermediate) and degradation (moisture or coupling reaction), respectively.

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