Agent Name

Cytosine

CAS Number

71-30-7

Formula

C4-H5-N3-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2(1H)-Pyrimidinone, 4-amino-; 2(1H)-Pyrimidinone, 6-amino-; 4-Amino-2(1H)-pyrimidinone; 4-Amino-2-hydroxypyrimidine; Cyt; Cytosinimine; [ChemIDplus] 6-Amino-2(1H)-pyrimidinone; 4-Amino-2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyrimidine; 4-Amino-2-pyrimidinol; [Merck Index]

Category

Nucleic Acids and Derivatives

Description

Monohydrate: Lustrous solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Component of nucleic acids found throughout nature; [Merck Index] Used in biochemical research; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes somnolence and changes in motor activity in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00109 mm Hg

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