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1,2-Diamino-4,5-dimethoxybenzene, Hydrochloride (DDB)


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Reacts with aldehydes to produce highly fluorescent benzimidazole derivatives. Can be used for the detection of aromatic aldehydes as well as DTAN.
Catalog #D3400
Melting Point233-238ºC
SolubilityMethanol (sparingly)
Method for Determining IdentityProton NMR Spectroscopic Analysis
TLC ConditionsSiO2; Dichloromethane: Methanol: NH4OH; 6:3:1; Visualized with UV and ninhydrin; Single spot; Rf=0.8.
Chloride Content~30%
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at RT for short-term only. Long-term storage is recommended at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial prior to removing the cap.
Toxicity and HazardsDue to the potential danger associated with the use of some of United States Biological biochemicals, all products should be handled by qualified personnel only, trained in laboratory procedures, and familiar with potential hazards. Information is not available on the possible hazards of many experimental compounds. The absence of a warning must not be interpreted as indication of safety. The ultimate responsibility for the proper handling of any and all chemicals lies with the user. All goods sold by United States Biological carry the condition that liability for any injury, loss or damage whatsoever to persons or real property resulting from the handling of the said goods lies with the user. Acceptance of our goods binds the customer to these terms.
Molecular FormulaC8H12N2O2•HCl
Molecular Weight204.66
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological. Toxicity and Hazards: All products should be handled by qualified personnel only, trained in laboratory procedures.
Alternate namesDDB

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