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D5758

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Diethyl pyrocarbonate

96% (NT)

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Synonym(s):
DEP, DEPC, Diethyl dicarbonate, Diethyl oxydiformate, Ethoxyformic acid anhydride
Linear Formula:
O(COOC2H5)2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
162.14
Beilstein:
637031
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

biological source

synthetic (microbial fermentation/ cell culture)

Quality Level

Assay

96% (NT)

form

liquid

refractive index

n20/D 1.398 (lit.)

bp

93-94 °C/18 mmHg (lit.)

density

1.101 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CCOC(=O)OC(=O)OCC

InChI

1S/C6H10O5/c1-3-9-5(7)11-6(8)10-4-2/h3-4H2,1-2H3

InChI key

FFYPMLJYZAEMQB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Diethyl pyrocarbonate 96% (NT)

Sigma-Aldrich

D5758

Diethyl pyrocarbonate

Diethyl pyrocarbonate 96% (NT)

Sigma-Aldrich

40718

Diethyl pyrocarbonate

Diethyl pyrocarbonate 96% (NT)

Sigma-Aldrich

159220

Diethyl pyrocarbonate

Diethyl Pyrocarbonate Inhibits ryanodine binding to ryanodine/Ca2+ receptor channel in skeletal muscle in a dose- and time-dependent manner and increases the Ca2+ permeability of SR vesicles.

Sigma-Aldrich

298711

Diethyl Pyrocarbonate

assay

96% (NT)

assay

96% (NT)

assay

96% (NT)

assay

≥97% (titration)

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

form

liquid

shipped in

wet ice

shipped in

wet ice

shipped in

wet ice

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

100

General description

Diethyl Pyrocarbonate (DEPC) is a chemical use to inactivate RNase enzymes and is sensitive to moisture and pH. It decomposes at 155°C, to ethanol and carbon dioxide in aqueous solution. DEPC is also sensitive to ammonia, which causes decomposition to urethane, a possible carcinogen.

Application

Diethyl pyrocarbonate has been used in PCR reaction for treating deionized water, which reduces the risk of RNA being degraded by RNases. It is also used for Dot blot hybridization, to dilute total RNA isolated from different micro-organisms.
Modification reagent for His and Tyr residues in proteins. Robust probe for structural disruptions in dsDNA, reacting with fully or partially unstacked bases.

Biochem/physiol Actions

DEPC is a potent nuclease inhibitor.0.1% solution of DEPC is used to inactive RNase.
It inhibits the ryanodine binding to ryanodine/Ca2+ receptor channels in skeletal muscle in a dose and time dependent manner and increases the Ca2+ permeability of SR vesicles.
Inactivates RNase in solution at about 0.1% (v/v), thus protecting RNA against degradation.

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Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

156.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

69 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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