Agent Name

Creatinine

CAS Number

60-27-5

Formula

C4-H7-N3-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2-Imino-1-methylimidazolidin-4-one; 4H-Imidazol-4-one, 2-amino-1,5-dihydro-1-methyl-; 1-Methylglycocyamidine; 1-Methylhydantoin-2-imide; Creatinine,heated; [ChemIDplus] 2-Amino-1,5-dihydro-1-methyl-4H-imidazol-4-one; 2-Amino-1-methyl-4-imidazolidinone; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Biomolecules

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Used as a bulking agent for freeze drying; [ChemIDplus] Final metabolic product of creatine that is found in all bodily fluids; Used in determination of renal function; [Merck Index] "Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine phosphate in muscle, and is usually produced at a fairly constant rate by the body (depending on muscle mass)." [Wikipedia]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000217 mm Hg

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