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U0750

Sigma-Aldrich

Uracil

≥99.0%

Synonym(s):
2,4(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinedione, 2,4-Dihydroxypyrimidine, 2,4-Pyrimidinediol
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C4H4N2O2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
112.09
Beilstein:
507828
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.51

Quality Level

assay

≥99.0%

form

powder

mp

>300 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

O=C1NC=CC(=O)N1

InChI

1S/C4H4N2O2/c7-3-1-2-5-4(8)6-3/h1-2H,(H2,5,6,7,8)

InChI key

ISAKRJDGNUQOIC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Uracil belongs to the pyrimidine nucleobase family. It is naturally occurring and is an important and active part of RNA.

Application

Uracil has been used as:
  • a nucleotide standard to determine DNA methylation by high-performance liquid chromatography
  • a component of synthetic define medium for culturing Saccharomyces cerevisiae and its strain
  • a component of the amino acid supplement to culture Bacillus sp

Packaging

5, 25, 100, 500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Uracil and its derivatives play an integral part in medicinal chemistry for the synthesis of cancer, viral infections, autosomal recessive disorder, thyroid, and diabetic drugs.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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