DMF (dimethylformamide), labeling grade

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13050 1 mL $10.00 in stock

DMF (dimethylformamide) is a recommended solvent for labeling reactions using NHS esters. However, when DMF is stored in air, it deteriorates slowly absorbing moisture, and releasing dimethylamine. These impurities rapidly destroy NHS ester function, decrease labeling efficiency, and even make labeling reaction fail.

Dimethylformamide solvent requires special drying and preparation, which is often not available in all laboratories.

This product contains ready-to use solvent which is guaranteed to be useable for the labeling. Tubes with high quality, dry, and amine-free DMF are packed under argon.

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General properties

Appearance: colorless liquid
Molecular weight: 73.09
CAS number: 68-12-2
Molecular formula: C3H7NO
IUPAC name: N,N-dimethylformamide
Solubility: miscible with water and many organic solvents
Quality control: GCMS (98+%)
Storage conditions: Storage: 12 months after receival at -20°C in the dark. Transportation: at room temperature for up to 3 weeks. Avoid prolonged exposure to light. Desiccate.
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Product citations

  1. Gu, R.; Oweida, T.; Yingling, Y.G.; Chilkoti, A.; Zauscher, S. Enzymatic synthesis of nucleobase-modified single-stranded DNA offers tunable resistance to nuclease degradation. Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19(8), 3525–3535. doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b00816
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