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RDD029

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Guanidine thiocyanate

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Synonym(s):
GTC, Guanidine isothiocyanate, Guanidinium rhodanide, Guanidinium thiocyanate
Linear Formula:
NH2C(=NH)NH2 · HSCN
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
118.16
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
3563461
MDL number:

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Quality Level

assay

≥99.0%

quality

for molecular biology
free-flowing

mp

120-122 °C (lit.)

foreign activity

DNAse, none detected
RNAse, none detected

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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120-122 °C (lit.)

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foreign activity

DNAse, none detected, RNAse, none detected

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General description

Guanadine thiocyanate (GTC) is a chaotropic agent and strong denaturant that is used in research for protein degredation in vitro. This is useful for DNA or RNA isolation and purification. GTC is a key reagent for inactivation of endogenous DNases and RNase for molecular biology techniques used to isolate nucliec acids from tissues, cells, or viral genomes.

Application

Guanidine thiocyanate is commonly used for research:

  • to denature proteins in cell lysis buffer
  • to isolate and purify RNA from cells and tissues
  • to extract DNA from cellular and viral genomes
Chaotropic agent and strong denaturant; solubilizes cells.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Guanadine thiocyanate is strong protein denaturant commonly combinded with phenol to lyse tissues, cells, and proteins during RNA isolation assay.

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Hazard Classifications

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

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Storage Class

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

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WGK 2

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Not applicable

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Not applicable


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The extraction of high-quality ribonucleic acid (RNA) from tissues and cells is a key step in many biological assays. Guanidinium thiocyanate-phenol-chloroform (AGPC) is a widely used and efficient method to obtain pure RNA from most tissues and cells. However, it
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