Formamide is used for cryopreservation of tissues and organs and in hybridization buffers. It acts as an RNA stabiliser in gel electrophoresis by deionizing RNA. It is used as an alternative solvent for the electrostatic self-assembly of polymer nanofilms. It is used in the preparation of brain sections of mice for BrdU immunohistochemistry and fish analysis of HeLa cells. It essentially plays a vital role in crystallization of pharmaceuticals, in soil stabilization, as a solvent in inks, as a component of liquid fertilizers, as a heat-resistant coatings and in some personal care products.
It is miscible with water.
Incompatible with bases, oxidizing agents, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, pyridine and sulphur oxides.
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
GHS H Statement
GHS P Statement
RTECSNumber : LQ0525000
TSCA : TSCA
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