Sodium nitroprusside dihydrate reagent used for chromatographic detection of peptides containing cystine. Also liberates nitric oxide in biological systems.
Sodium nitroprusside dihydrate was used in the digital image analysis for the determination of products of simple colorimetric tests for amphetamine and methylamphetamine.
Sodium nitroprusside dihydrate (Disodium pentacyanonitrosylferrate(2-)dihydrate, SNP) molecule contains a ferrous ion in the center, which is surrounded by five cyanide groups and a nitrosyl group. Sodium nitroprusside has clinical applications. It acts as a rapid-acting vasodilator. It is also widely employed as nitric oxide (NO) donor in various experimental models. Two metastable states of sodium nitroprusside dihydrate, Na2[Fe(CN)5NO]·2H2O have been identified and their geometries have been studied by X-ray diffraction.
Key Applications: Vasodilator, Sperm Viability, Chromatographic Detection
Application Areas: Molecular biology
Product Type: Biochemicals
Biochemical Category: Reducing Agents
Density: 7.87 g/cm3 at 25°C
Auto Ignition: > 100°C
Boiling Point: 2735°C at 1013 hPa
Melting Point: 1539°C
Vapor Pressure: ca. .000001 hPa at 25°C
Presentation: Dark Reddish/Blackish Brown Solid
Detection Method: FTIR
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Storage & Handling: Store at Room Temperature (15-30°C), desiccate.