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  • n. The amide of formic acid HCO-NH2 or any N-substituted derivative; they are used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless liquid, O:CH.NH2, prepared by heating ammonium formate.

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Examples

  • An oxygen scavenger (ammonium bisulfide) or stabilizer (N,n-dimethyl formamide), to prevent corrosion of metal pipes

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  • The 1 percent that isn't water and sand is chemicals like formamide, a "reproductive toxicant" that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says targets organs like the "eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, [and] reproductive system."

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  • We do know that there are some very nasty chemicals in fracking fluid, like formamide, a "reproductive toxicant" that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says targets organs like the "eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, [and] reproductive system," and isopropanol which is a main ingredient in household glass cleaners.

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  • Demithyl formamide is part of the formula used in the cryopreservation process during which organs are frozen.

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  • The purchase of the industrial chemical demithyl formamide

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  • As to the chemicals found on the farm, Washington testified that eight of them could have been used to manufacture MDA: isosafrole, formamide, formic acid, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen peroxide, toluidine, acetone, and methanol.

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  • At the end of the incubation, tissues were removed and the formamide solution was centrifuged at 20,000×g for 20 min in an Eppendorf centrifuge.

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  • The brain sections from each hemisphere were incubated in 5 ml 55°C formamide for 24 hr.

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  • H (1999) Excitation-contraction coupling in rat ventricular myocytes after formamide-induced detubulation.

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  • Metaphase chromosomes were denatured in 50% formamide for 5 min at 92°C, and used immediately.

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