Definition of Formamide

1. Noun. (organic compound) The amide of formic acid HCO-NH2 or any N-substituted derivative; they are used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals ¹

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Definition of Formamide

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Formamide

1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formamide

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Literary usage of Formamide

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1. The Nature of Solution by Harry Clary Jones, Ebenezer Emmet Reed (1917)
"This was of interest in that formamide has a higher dielectric constant than water, and would therefore be expected to have greater dissociating power. ..."

2. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon by Victor von Richter, Richard Anschütz, Georg Schroeter (1900)
"formamide, CHO . NHa, the amide of formic acid (compare acid amides) is ... Mercuric oxide dissolves in it with the formation of mercury formamide, (CHO. ..."

3. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon by Victor von Richter, Richard Anschütz, Georg Schroeter (1899)
"formamide, CHO . NH,, the amide of formic acid (compare acid amides) is ... Mercuric oxide dissolves in it with the formation of mercury formamide, (CHO. ..."

4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1908)
"The formamide produced in each case was obtained by separating from ... The formamide was separated from low-boiling impurities by fractioning I'M vacuo in ..."

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