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D4551

Sigma-Aldrich

N,N-Dimethylformamide

for molecular biology, ≥99%

Synonym(s):
DMF, NSC 5356
Linear Formula:
HCON(CH3)2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
73.09
Beilstein:
605365
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.52

Quality Level

grade

for molecular biology

vapor density

2.5 (vs air)

vapor pressure

2.7 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

833 °F

expl. lim.

15.2 %

impurities

≤0.5% water
water

refractive index

n20/D 1.430 (lit.)

bp

153 °C (lit.)

mp

−61 °C (lit.)

density

0.944 g/mL (lit.)

suitability

suitable for solvent for chromogenic substrates (X-Gal, etc.) used in molecular biology applications.

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

[H]C(=O)N(C)C

InChI

1S/C3H7NO/c1-4(2)3-5/h3H,1-2H3

InChI key

ZMXDDKWLCZADIW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

N, N-Dimethylformamide (DMF) is a solvent with a low evaporation rate, useful for preparing solutions with a variety of hydrophobic organic compounds used in molecular biology applications.

Application

N,N-Dimethylformamide was used to solubilize MTT crystals in cell viability assays. It was also used in feruloyl esterase activity assay in molds exhibiting high activity of the enzyme.
Solvent for many hydrophobic organic compounds.

Packaging

250, 500 mL in glass bottle

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Repr. 1B

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

135.5 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

57.5 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols

cAMP Assays

cAMP measurements are obtained using an ELISA assay (Harlow and Lane 1988). Commercial radio-immunoassays, or ELISA kits, to assay cAMP can be purchased from various manufacturers.

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