formamide

<chemical> A chemical commonly used to denature nucleic acids (DNA or RNA), which is to separate the two strands of the double-stranded molecule. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Formamide

Formamide, also known as methanamide, is an amide derived from formic acid. It is a clear liquid which is miscible with water and has an ammonia-like odor. It is chemical feedstock for the manufacture of sulfa drugs, other pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides and the manufacture of hydrocyanic acid. It has been used as a softener for paper and ...
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