Guanidine hydrochloride is used for purification of proteins and nucleic acids. It can be used as a medicine, organic synthesis intermediate and is used in dyes. It acts as an intermediate in the preparation of sulfadiazine, which is an important raw material for sulfamethyldiazine, sulfamethazine and folic acid. It is utilized to synthesis of 2-amino-pyrimidine, 2- amino -6- methyl-pyrimidine and 2-amino -4,6 - dimethyl-pyrimidine. Also used in RNA isolation to dissociate nucleoproteins and inhibit RNase.
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Mikhail M. T.; Akentiev, A. V.; Noskov, B. A. Influence of guanidine hydrochloride and urea on the dynamic surface properties of lysozyme solutions. Mendeleev Commun 2015, 25 (4), 288-289.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H302-H315-H319
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.