Guanidinium chloride

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Guanidinium chloride
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Guanidine hydrochloride made from no-lye hair relaxants
Names
IUPAC names
Guanidinium chloride
Carbamimidoylazanium chloride
Other names
Aminoformamidine hydrochloride
Aminomethanamidine hydrochloride
Guanidine chloride
Guanidine hydrochloride
Properties
CH6N3Cl
Molar mass 95.53 g/mol
Appearance White solid
Odor Odorless
Density 1.354 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Melting point 182.3 °C (360.1 °F; 455.4 K)
Boiling point Decomposes
57.318 g/100 ml (20 °C)
Solubility Soluble in ethanol, methanol
Vapor pressure ~0 mmHg
Hazards
Safety data sheet Sigma-Aldrich
Related compounds
Related compounds
Guanidinium carbonate
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 chloride or guanidine hydrochloride, usually abbreviated GuHCl, GdnHCl or GdmCl is an organic chemical compound, source of guanidinium ions.

Properties

Chemical

Guanidinium chloride will decompose at very high temperatures to release hydrochloric acid fumes.

Physical

Guanidinium chloride is a white solid, very soluble in water.

Availability

Guanidinium chloride is sold by many chemical suppliers.

Preparation

Can be prepared by adding hydrochloric acid to guanidine freebase or guanidinium carbonate.

Projects

  • Make guanidinium compounds
  • Protein denaturant

Handling

Safety

Guanidinium compounds are relative safe to handle.

Storage

In closed bottles.

Disposal

No special disposal is required, though chlorides in large amounts tend to be harmful to the soil.

References

Relevant Sciencemadness threads