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2244-11-3 - Alloxan monohydrate, 98% - Mesoxalylurea monohydrate - 2,4,5,6(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinetetrone - A15324 - Alfa Aesar

A15324 Alloxan monohydrate, 98%

CAS Number
2244-11-3
Synonyms
Mesoxalylurea monohydrate
2,4,5,6(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinetetrone

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
25g 41.41
50g 69.73
100g 117.42
250g 195.20
1000g 664.35
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Alloxan monohydrate, 98%

MDL
MFCD00149399
EINECS
200-062-0

Chemical Properties

Formula
C4H2N2O4•H2O
Formula Weight
160.09 (142.07anhy)
Melting point
ca 260° dec.
Sensitivity
Air Sensitive
Solubility
Soluble in water, ethanol, acetone, glacial acetic acid and methanol. Slightly soluble in chloroform, petroleum ether, toluene, ethyl acetate and acetic anhydride. Insoluble in ether.

Applications

Cytotoxic compound that causes oxidative base damage to nuclear DNAAlloxan monohydrate is used as a precursor to prepare purple dye murexide. It is also used in research models to induce diabetes and destroy beta cells. Further, it is a strong oxidizing agent and it forms a hemiacetal with its reduced reaction product dialuric acid.

Notes

Air sensitive. Store in a cool place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Allehyani, B. H.; Elroby, S. A.; Aziz, S. G.; Hilal, R. H. Protonation and deprotonation enthalpies of alloxan and implications for the structure and energy of its complexes with water: a computational study. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 2015, 33 (4), 897-910.

Amraie, E.; Farsani, M. K.; Sadeghi, L.; Khan, T. N.; Babadi, V. Y.; Adavi, Z. The effects of aqueous extract of alfalfa on blood glucose and lipids in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Interv. Med. Appl. Sci. 2015, 7 (3), 124-128.

Other References

Merck
14,282
Beilstein
5309394
Harmonized Tariff Code
2933.59
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
UW0492000

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