Diethyl pyrocarbonate (DEPC)

Diethyl Pyrocarbonate (DEPC) also known as diethyl dicarbonate is a chemical compound used to inactivate RNase and DNase enzymes via modification of Histidin residues in proteins to N-carbethoxy histidin and is sensitive to moisture and pH. DEPC at 155°C decomposes to ethanol and carbon dioxide in aqueous solution. Ammonia also decomposes DEPC to urethane, which is known as a potential carcinogen.

 

Product Specifications:

Catalog Number: ZXB-06-108

CAS Number: 1609-47-8

Synonyms: diethyl pyrocarbonate, Diethyl dicarbonate, DEPC, Diethyl oxydiformate

Formula: C6H10O5

Molecular Weight: 162.14

Storage: 4°C

PubChem Chemical ID: 3051

 

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