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DMF (Dimethylformamide)
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DMF (Dimethylformamide) #12767

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Chemical structure of DMF.

Product Usage Information

DMF is for use as a solvent for the chromogenic substrate X-gal with our Senescence β-Galactosidase Staining Kit #9860. Dissolve 20 mg of X-gal per 1 mL DMF to prepare a 20X stock solution. Excess X-gal solution can be stored at -20°C in a light resistant container for one month. Wear personal protective equipment. Avoid contact with skin. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.

Note: Always use polypropylene plastic or glass to make and store X-gal solutions. Do not use polystyrene as it is dissolved by DMF.

Safety Information: Dimethlyformamide is rapidly absorbed through skin and lungs. It may cause harm to the unborn child. Avoid exposure during pregnancy. If exposed or concerned, get medical advice. See Safety Data Sheet (SDS).


Store at room temperature. This product is stable for 24 months.

Product Description

N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) is a colorless, polar organic solvent widely used as a solvent for chemical reactions. DMF is miscible with water and many other organic solvents. DMF from Cell Signaling Technology is 99.9% pure and is recommended for use as a solvent for the chromogenic substrate X-gal with our Senescence β-Galactosidase Staining Kit #9860. The convenient 10 ml size is more than enough material to dissolve the 150 mg of X-Gal supplied in a single #9860 kit.
MW (kDa) 73.09 g/mol
Purity 99.9%
Molecular Formula C3H7NO

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To Purchase # 12767
Cat. # Size Qty. Price
10 ml