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U1250

Sigma-Aldrich

Urea

ReagentPlus®, ≥99.5%, pellets

Synonym(s):
Carbonyldiamide, Carbamide
Linear Formula:
NH2CONH2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
60.06
Beilstein:
635724
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

product line

ReagentPlus®

assay

≥99.5%

form

pellets

mp

132-135 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: 8 M

density

1.335 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

NC(N)=O

InChI

1S/CH4N2O/c2-1(3)4/h(H4,2,3,4)

InChI key

XSQUKJJJFZCRTK-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

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General description

Urea is a chaotropic agent and is used for protein denaturation. It disturbs the hydrogen bonds in the secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins. Urea can also disturb hydrogen bonds present in DNA secondary structure.

Application

Urea has been used as a protein denaturing agent.
Used for the denaturation of proteins and as a mild solubilization agent for insoluble or denatured proteins. Useful for renaturing proteins from samples already denatured with 6 M guanidine chloride such as inclusion bodies. May be used with guanidine hydrochloride and dithiothreitrol (DTT) in the refolding of denatured proteins into their native or active form.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle
5 kg in poly drum

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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