Guanidinium carbonate

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Guanidinium carbonate
Names
IUPAC name
Guanidinium carbonate
Other names
Diguanidinium carbonate
Guanidine, carbonic acid salt
Properties
C3H12N6O3
(C(NH2)3)2CO3
Molar mass 180.168 g/mol
Appearance White solid
Odor Odorless
Density 1.29 g/cm3 (22 °C)
Melting point 231 °C (448 °F; 504 K) (decomposes)
Boiling point Decomposes
45 g/100 ml (22 °C)
Hazards
Safety data sheet Sigma-Aldrich
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
1.045 mg/kg (rat oral)
Related compounds
Related compounds
Guanidinium chloride
Guanidinium nitrate
Guanidinium perchlorate
Guanidinium sulfate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Guanidinium carbonate (or Gdm2CO3) is a colorless organic salt, with the formula (C(NH2)3)2CO3.

Properties

Chemical

Guanidinium carbonate reacts with acids to release carbon dioxide and water.

Physical

Guanidinium carbonate is a slight hygroscopic solid, soluble in water.

Availability

Can be purchased online and from chemical cuppliers.

Preparation

One route involves adding sodium carbonate to guanidinium chloride.

Projects

  • Make guanidinium compounds

Handling

Safety

Guanidinium carbonate has low toxicity, though it should be handled with care.

Storage

In closed, air-tight containers.

Disposal

No special disposal is required.

References

Relevant Sciencemadness threads