Agent Name

Adenine sulfate

CAS Number

321-30-2

Formula

C5-H5-N5.1/2H2-O4-S

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Adenine hemisulfate; Adeninium sulfate; Adeninsulfat [German]; 1H-Purin-6-amine, sulfate (2:1); 9H-Purin-6-amine, sulfate (2:1); Adenine, sulfate (2:1); Diadenine sulphate; [ChemIDplus] Adeninesulfate salt; 6-Aminopurinehemisulfate salt; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Nucleic Acids and Derivatives

Description

Light yellow powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"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

Causes muscle weakness, ataxia, and other changes in lungs, thorax, or respiration in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 750 mg/kg); [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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