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5-Fluoroorotic Acid, Monohydrate (5-FOA) has become a valuable tool for research in the field of molecular genetics and has been employed in the selection of resistant strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that possess a mutant URA3 gene which renders them orotidine-5í-phosphate decarboxylation.
W. M. Macintyre; and M. Zirakzadeh. The crystal and molecular structure of the monohydrate of the rubidium salt of 5-fluoroorotic acid. Acta Cryst., 1964, 171305-1311.
V. H. Bono Jr.; C. C. Cheng; E. Frei III; and M. G. Kelly. Methyl-5-fluoroorotate: Synthesis and Comparison with 5-Fluoroorotic Acid with Respect to Biological Activity and Cell Entry. Cancer Res., 1964, 24513.
Reagent used in the selection of mutant URA3 gene strains of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: Genetics, 107, 179 (1984); Methods Enzymol., 154, 164 (1987).
Potential antimalarial agent: Antimicrob. Agents Chemother., 40, 914 (1996).
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P301+P312-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P330-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant