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Urea is useful as a denaturing agent for proteins and nucleic acids and as a chaotropic agent in denaturing PAGE.
Catalog #U2010
Appearance White crystalline
Solubility (3g in 10ml H2O): Colorless, clear, complete
Absorbance (5mM H2O):
260nm: 0.055
280nm: 0.044
Melting Point: 132-135°C
Insoluble Matter: 0.01%
Conductivity (5M Aq., Max): 50uS/cm
Residue on Ignition:
Chloride: 0.0005%
Iron: 0.001%
Sulfate: 0.001%
Heavy Metals: 0.001%
RNase, DNase or Protease: None Detected
CAS Number57-13-6
Molecular FormulaCH4N2O
Molecular Weight60.06
Purity~ 99%
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.
Alternate namesCarbimide; Carbonyldiimide

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