Agent Name

Adenine hydrochloride

CAS Number

2922-28-3

Formula

C5-H5-N5.Cl-H

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Leucon; 1H-Purin-6-amine, monohydrochloride; 9H-Purin-6-amine, hydrochloride (1:1); 1H-Adenine hydrochloride; [ChemIDplus] Adenine monohydrochloride; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] 6-Aminopurine hydrochloride; [Spectrum MSDS]

Category

Nucleic Acids and Derivatives

Description

White crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"A purine base and a fundamental unit of ADENINE NUCLEOTIDES." [ChemIDplus] "Adenine is a nucleobase (a purine derivative) with a variety of roles in biochemistry including cellular respiration, in the form of both the energy-rich adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and the cofactors nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), and protein synthesis, as a chemical component of DNA and RNA." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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