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DNA, RNA and oligo molecular weight (MW), mole, mass and molarity calculator

1) Select molecule type    
2) Enter the size kilobases (kb):     
3) Enter the MW in kDa (i.e. kilodaltons or g/mol/1000):    


weight --> moles:

             
   molecules   


mole --> weight:

             
   molecules   


Calculation of the molar concentration:

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Calculation of the weight from the molar concentration:

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Info from Wikipedia:


Oligonucleotides are short sequences of nucleotides (RNA or DNA), typically with twenty or fewer bases. Automated synthesizers allow the synthesis of oligonucleotides up to 160 to 200 bases. The length of a synthesized base is usually denoted by 'mer' (from 'Greek' meros "part"). For example, a fragment of 25 bases would be called a 25-mer. Oligonucleotides are often used as probes for detecting complementary DNA or RNA because they bind readily to their complements. Examples of procedures that use oligonucleotides are DNA microarrays, Southern blots, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), and the synthesis of artificial genes.

Oligonucleotides composed of DNA (deoxyoligonucleotides) are often used in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a procedure that can be employed to amplify almost any piece of DNA. In this instance, the oligonucleotide is often referred to as a primer, or a short piece of DNA that binds to its complementary target sequence. This generates a place for a polymerase to bind and extend the primer by the addition of nucleotides to make a copy of the target sequence.

Oligonucleotides are sometimes referred to as oligos.