Detailed Product Description:
A white powder, almost odorless, with slight saline taste. Highly
soluble in water, alcohol, and benzene. Urea is also known as
Carbamide, carbamide resin, isourea, carbonyl diamide, and
This is ACS Reagent grade, with a minimum purity of 99.0%.
Urea is a powerful protein denaturant. This property can be exploited
to increase the solubility of some proteins. For this application, it is
used in concentrations up to 10 molar. Urea is used to effectively
disrupt the non-covalent bonds in proteins.
A component of fertilizer and animal feed, providing a relatively
cheap source of nitrogen to promote growth. A raw material for the
manufacture of plastics such as urea/formaldehyde resins.
A raw material for the manufacture of various glues such as urea-
formaldehyde which is waterproof and is used for marine plywood.
A reactant in ready-to-use cold compresses for first-aid use, due to the
endothermic reaction it creates when mixed with water.
A flame-proofing agent (commonly used in dry chemical fire extinguishers
as Urea-potassium bicarbonate).
An ingredient in many tooth-whitening products.
Urea is commercially produced from two raw materials, ammonia and
carbon dioxide. Large quantities of carbon dioxide are produced during
the manufacture of ammonia from coal or from hydrocarbons such as
natural gas and petroleum-derived raw materials. This allows for the
direct synthesis of urea from these raw materials.
Urea can be irritating to skin and eyes. Repeated or prolonged contact
with urea in fertilizer form on the skin may cause dermatitis. The substance
also irritates the eyes, the skin, and the respiratory tract. The substance
decomposes on heating above melting point, producing toxic gases, and
reacts violently with strong oxidants, nitrites, inorganic chlorides, chlorites
and perchlorates, causing fire and explosion hazard.
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Contents of 200 grams comes packed in 250ml wide-mouth polyethylene bottle.