Agent Name

Hypoxanthine

CAS Number

68-94-0

Formula

C5-H4-N4-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,7-Dihydro-6H-purin-6-one; 3H-Purin-6-ol; 6(1H)-Purinone; 6-Hydroxy-1H-purine; 6-Hydroxypurine; 6-Oxopurine; 9H-Purin-6(1H)-one; 9H-Purin-6-ol; HX; Hypoxanthine enol; Purin-6(3H)-one; Purin-6-ol; Sarcine; Sarkin; Sarkine; 6H-Purin-6-one, 1,7-dihydro-; 6H-Purin-6-one, 1,9-dihydro-; Purin-6(1H)-one; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Purines

Description

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

Sources/Uses

A breakdown product of nucleic acids; [Merck Index] "Hypoxanthine is a naturally occurring purine derivative. It is occasionally found as a constituent of nucleic acids, where it is present in the anticodon of tRNA in the form of its nucleoside inosine. It has a tautomer known as 6-hydroxypurine. Hypoxanthine is a necessary additive in certain cell, bacteria, and parasite cultures as a substrate and nitrogen source." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Teratogenic in mice at 1,000 mg/kg but not rats at 700 mg/kg; [REPROTOX] May cause irritation; Risk of impaired fertility and harm to the unborn child; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.96E-10 mm Hg

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