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5-Fluoroorotic Acid, Powder, 1 Gram

Price$ 79.88
  • SKU: ZF9001-1
  • Size: 1 Gram, Powder
5-Fluoroorotic Acid, Powder, 1 Gram


C5H3FN2O4• H2O


Using 5-Fluoroorotic Acid (5-FOA) for the counter-selection of yeast is a common genetic screening method. Curing yeast strains of plasmids, plasmid shuffling, allelic replacement, and two-hybrid screens are methods that can employ the use of 5-FOA. Otherwise nontoxic to yeast, 5-FOA is converted to the toxic form (i.e., 5-flurouracil) in strains expressing the functional URA3 gene coding for orotine-5-monophosphate decarboxylase that is involved in the synthesis of uracil. Yeast strains that are phenotypically Ura+ become Ura- and 5-FOA(R) (resistant) after selection. The question of 5-FOA solubility is often raised by customers using ultra-pure (< 98%) 5-FOA powder because of its insolubility in water. Thus, we provide a 100X concentrated (100 mg/ml) 5-FOA solution in DMSO and synthetic 5-FOA monohydrate powder. Both have been tested and validated on the basis of counter selection activity.

Yeast Genetic Counter-Selection Agent: Commonly used for curing yeast strains of plasmids, plasmid shuffling, allelic replacement, and two-hybrid screens.
Convenient: Available as a pure powder or ready-to-use solution in DMSO.
Ultra-Pure: Determined > 98% by thin-layer chromatography (TLC), melting point, and lot comparison.

0.1 lbs

1.00 x 1.00 x 2.40

Research or further manufacturing use only, not for food or drug use.
Format: Synthetic 5-FOA monohydrate powder or 100X liquid (100 mg/ml in DMSO)
Molecular Weight: 174 g/mol
Product Storage: Store at -20°C
Purity: ≥ 98% (estimated) by TLC, melting point, and lot comparison
Solubility: 50 mg in 1 ml (1:1 1:1 NH4 OH:H2O) with gentle heating; >100 mg/ml in DMSO
Structure: C5H3FN2O4• H2O

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