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A11076 Formamide, 99%

CAS Number
75-12-7
Synonyms

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A11076-36 500g 36.20
A11076-0E 2500g 105.00
A11076-0C 10000g 260.00
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Formamide, 99%

MDL
MFCD00007941
EINECS
200-842-0

Chemical Properties

Formula
CH3NO
Formula Weight
45.04
Melting point
Boiling Point
210°
Flash Point
150°(302°F)
Density
1.134
Refractive Index
1.4475
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
It is miscible with water.

Applications

Formamide is used for cryopreservation of tissues and organs and in hybridization buffers. It acts as an RNA stabiliser in gel electrophoresis by deionizing RNA. It is used as an alternative solvent for the electrostatic self-assembly of polymer nanofilms. It is used in the preparation of brain sections of mice for BrdU immunohistochemistry and fish analysis of HeLa cells. It essentially plays a vital role in crystallization of pharmaceuticals, in soil stabilization, as a solvent in inks, as a component of liquid fertilizers, as a heat-resistant coatings and in some personal care products.

Notes

Incompatible with bases, oxidizing agents, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, pyridine and sulphur oxides.

Literature References

An, H.; Liu, G.; Rob Atkin, R.; Craig, V. S. J. Surface Nanobubbles in Nonaqueous Media: Looking for Nanobubbles in DMSO, Formamide, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylammonium Nitrate, and Propylammonium Nitrate. ACS Nano 2015, 9 (7), 7596-7607.

Yang, Z.; Price, N. E.; Johnson, K. M.; Gates, K. S. Characterization of Interstrand DNA-DNA Cross-Links Derived from Abasic Sites Using Bacteriophage ?29 DNA Polymerase. Biochemistry 2015, 54 (27), 4259-4266.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H351-H360FD-H373

Suspected of causing cancer. May damage fertility. Suspected of damaging the unborn child. May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P260-P281-P308+P313-P501c

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,4237
Beilstein
505995
Harmonized Tariff Code
2924.19
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
LQ0525000

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