Formamide is an adenine deaminase inhibitor. This compound is used in DNA stripping during genetic fingerprinting techniques. Other uses of formamide are Northern blot hybridization and stripping, ribonuclease protection assays, and RNA denaturation.
Noppinger, K., et al. 1992. Biotechniques 13, 572.
Soluble in water (20 mg/ml ), methanol, ethanol, acetone, and ether (slightly).
Store at room temperature
2-3° C (lit.)
210° C (lit.)
1.13 g/mL at 25° C (lit.)
n20D 1.45 (lit.)
pKa: -0.48 at 20°C
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.
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Various publications cite the use of FormamideVarious publications cite the use of Formamide in DNA stripping during genetic fingerprinting techniques. Other uses of Formamide are Northern blot hybridization and stripping, ribonuclease protection assays, and RNA denaturation. -SCBT Publication Review
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