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65-71-4 - Thymine, 97% - 2,4-Dihydroxy-5-methylpyrimidine - 5-Methyluracil - A15879 - Alfa Aesar

A15879 Thymine, 97%

CAS Number
65-71-4
Synonyms
2,4-Dihydroxy-5-methylpyrimidine
5-Methyluracil

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
25g 39.35
100g 96.30
500g 361.12
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Thymine, 97%

MDL
MFCD00006026
EINECS
200-616-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
C5H6N2O2
Formula Weight
126.12
Melting point
316-317°
Solubility
Soluble in hot water. Slightly soluble in alcohol.

Applications

Thymine is one of the four nucleobases, along with adenine, guanine and cytosine found in deoxyribonucleic acids (DNA). Thymine may be used to study chemical processes that affect DNA structure, such a radiation induced radical production leading to base cross-linking reactions and derivitizations. Thymine may be used to study the parameters of hydrogen bonding kinetics and energies with other nucleobases such as adenine. Thymine is used to develop sensitive heavy metal (mercury) detectors based on coordination chemistry and nanoparticle structures.

Notes

Store in cool dry place.. Keep away from oxidizing agents and acids.

Literature References

Ole Maaløe.; Philip C. Hanawalt. Thymine deficiency and the normal DNA replication cycle. I. J. Mol. Biol. 1961, 3 (2),144-155 .

Other References

Merck
14,9398
Beilstein
607626
Harmonized Tariff Code
2933.59
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
XP2100000

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