Guanidine hydrochloride made from no-lye hair relaxants
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|Molar mass||95.53 g/mol|
|Density||1.354 g/cm3 (20 °C)|
|Melting point||182.3 °C (360.1 °F; 455.4 K)|
|57.318 g/100 ml (20 °C)|
|Solubility|| Soluble in ethanol, methanol|
Insoluble in hydrocarbons
|Vapor pressure||~0 mmHg|
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
| Guanidinium carbonate|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Guanidinium chloride or guanidine hydrochloride, usually abbreviated GuHCl, GdnHCl or GdmCl is an organic chemical compound, source of guanidinium ions.
Guanidinium chloride will decompose at very high temperatures to release hydrochloric acid fumes.
Guanidinium chloride is a white solid, very soluble in water.
Guanidinium chloride is sold by many chemical suppliers. Can also be bought online.
- Make guanidinium compounds
- Protein denaturant
Guanidinium compounds are relative safe to handle.
Guanidinium chloride is best kept in closed bottles.
No special disposal is required, though chlorides in large amounts tend to be harmful to the soil.