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A14906 Adenine, 99%

CAS Number
73-24-5
Synonyms
6-Aminopurine

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A14906-14 25g 63.00
A14906-18 50g 113.00
A14906-30 250g 416.00
A14906-36 500g 674.00
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Adenine, 99%

MDL
MFCD00041790
EINECS
200-796-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
C5H5N5
Formula Weight
135.13
Melting point
>360° dec.
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in hot water, methanol and ethanol. Slightly soluble in cold water. Insoluble in diethyl ether.

Applications

Adenine is used as an active component of boron-deficient media to grow yeast in order to assess whether yeast growth is stimulated by boron. It is useful as a local antiseptic and vitamin B4. Further, it is used in the microbial determination of niacin. It is also employed as a food supplement for adult rats to investigate the effects of dietary adenine overload. In addition to this, it is used in the production of nucleotides of the nucleic acids.

Notes

Moisture sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Heyn, H.; Esteller, M. An Adenine Code for DNA: A Second Life for N6-Methyladenine. Cell 2015, 161 (4), 710-713.

Iyer, L. M.; Zhang, D.; Aravind, L. Adenine methylation in eukaryotes: Apprehending the complex evolutionary history and functional potential of an epigenetic modification. BioEssays 2016, 38 (1), 27-40.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H301-H500

Toxic if swallowed. May form combustible dust concentrations in air

Precautionary Statements: P264b-P270-P301+P310-P330-P501c

Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,152
Beilstein
5777
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
III
Harmonized Tariff Code
2933.59
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
AU6125000

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