Agent Name

Cytidine

CAS Number

65-46-3

Formula

C9-H13-N3-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1-beta-D-Ribofuranosylcytosine; 1-beta-Ribofuranosylcytosine; 1beta-2'-Ribofuranosylcytosine, d-; 1beta-Ribofuranosylcytosine; 2(1H)-Pyrimidinone, 4-amino-1-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-; 2(1H)-Pyrimidinone, 4-amino-1beta-D-ribofuranosyl-; 4-Amino-1-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-2(1H)-pyrimidinone; 4-Amino-1beta-D-ribofuranosyl-2(1H)-pyrimidinone; beta-D-Ribofuranoside, cytosine-1; Cyd; Cytosine riboside; Cytosine, 1-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nucleic Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White hygroscopic solid; [CAMEO] White hygroscopic powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Component of nucleic acids; [Merck Index] "A pyrimidine nucleoside that is composed of the base CYTOSINE linked to the five-carbon sugar D-RIBOSE." [ChemIDplus] Used in biochemical research; [NTP]

Comments

Causes somnolence in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.65E-11 mm Hg

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