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Formamide

spectrophotometric grade, ≥99%

Synonym(s):
Amide C1, Formic amide
Linear Formula:
HCONH2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
45.04
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
505995
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

grade

spectrophotometric grade

Quality Level

vapor density

1.55 (vs air)

vapor pressure

0.08 mmHg ( 20 °C)
30 mmHg ( 129 °C)

assay

≥99%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

932 °F

expl. lim.

2.7-19 %

application(s)

UV/Vis spectroscopy: suitable
hybridization: suitable

impurities

<0.030% water

refractive index

n20/D 1.447 (lit.)

pH

4-10 (20 °C, 200 g/L)

bp

210 °C (lit.)

mp

2-3 °C (lit.)

density

1.134 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

λ

H2O reference

UV absorption

λ: 275 nm Amax: 1.00
λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.20
λ: 300 nm Amax: 0.05
λ: 360 nm Amax: 0.02
λ: 400 nm Amax: 0.01

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SMILES string

NC=O

InChI

1S/CH3NO/c2-1-3/h1H,(H2,2,3)

InChI key

ZHNUHDYFZUAESO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Packaging

1, 2 L in glass bottle

Application

Formamide destabilizes nucleic acid duplexes and may be used, typically, at a concentration of 50%, in hybridization protocols requiring lower hybridization temperatures.

Pictograms

Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

hazcat

Carc. 2 - Repr. 1B - STOT RE 2 Oral

Target Organs

Blood

storage_class_code

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

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

305.6 °F

Flash Point(C)

152 °C

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Philip Thomas et al.
Mutagenesis, 23(1), 57-65 (2007-12-01)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a premature ageing syndrome characterized by cognitive impairment arising from neuropathological changes occurring within specific areas of the brain. We report a 1.5-fold increase in trisomy 21 (P < 0.001) and a 1.2-fold increase in trisomy...
J Casey et al.
Nucleic acids research, 4(5), 1539-1552 (1977-01-01)
The thermal stabilities of RNA:DNA hybrids are substantially greater than those of DNA:DNA duplexes in aqueous electrolyte solutions containing high concentrations of formamide. Association rates to form DNA:DNA duplexes and DNA:RNA hybrids have been measured in these solvents. There is...
The formamide method for the extraction of polysaccharides from haemolytic streptococci.
Fuller AT.
British Journal of Experimental Pathology, 32(1), 130-130 (1960)
Solubilization in formamide protects RNA from degradation.
Chomczynski P.
Nucleic Acids Research, 20(14), 3791-3791 (1992)
Formamide can dramatically improve the specificity of PCR.
G Sarkar et al.
Nucleic acids research, 18(24), 7465-7465 (1990-12-25)

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