Agent Name

Alloxan monohydrate

CAS Number

2244-11-3

Formula

C4-H2-N2-O4.H2-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2,4,5,6(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinetetrone hydrate; 2,4,5,6-Tetraoxohexahydropyrimidine hydrate; 2,4,5,6(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinetetrone, monohydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pyrimidines

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes hyperglycemia and diabetes mellitus in intravenous lethal-dose studies of pigs; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Alloxan."

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