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Formamide - CAS 75-12-7 - Calbiochem

Adenine deaminase inhibitor. Used in DNA stripping during genetic fingerprinting techniques. Specific Gravity: 1.1363; freezing point: 3.5°C.

Synonym: Amide C1, CH₃NO, Formamide, Formic amide

  • CAS Number 75-12-7

  • Linear Formula HCONH2

  • Molecular Weight 45.04

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 505995

  •  MDL number MFCD00007941

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Properties

Quality Level   100
vapor density   1.55 (vs air)
vapor pressure   0.08 mmHg ( 20 °C)
  30 mmHg ( 129 °C)
form   liquid
autoignition temp.   932 °F
mfr. no.   Calbiochem®
storage condition   OK to freeze
storage conditions   +15C to +30C
color   clear
refractive index   n20/D 1.447 (lit.)
bp   210 °C (lit.)
mp   2-3 °C (lit.)
density   1.134 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
shipped in   ambient
SMILES string   NC=O
InChI   1S/CH3NO/c2-1-3/h1H,(H2,2,3)
InChI key   ZHNUHDYFZUAESO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Adenine deaminase inhibitor. Used in DNA stripping during genetic fingerprinting techniques (specific gravity: 1.1363; freezing point: 3.5°C).

Adenine deaminase inhibitor. Used in DNA stripping during genetic fingerprinting techniques.

Specific Gravity: 1.1363; freezing point: 3.5°C.

Packaging

500 ml in Plastic ampoule

Application

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

Warning

Toxicity: Carcinogenic / Teratogenic (D)

Other Notes

Noppinger, K., et al. 1992. Biotechniques 13, 572.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Flash Point(F) 
305.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
152 °C
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