Agent Name

Thymidine

CAS Number

50-89-5

Formula

C10-H14-N2-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1-(2-Deoxy-beta-D-erythro-pentofuranosyl)-5-methyl-2,4(1H,3H)-pyrimidinedione; 2'-Deoxythymidine; 2,4(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinedione, 1-(2-deoxy-beta-D-erythro-pentofuranosyl)-5-methyl-; 5-Methyl-2'-deoxyuridine; 5-Methyldeoxyuridine; DThyd; Deoxythymidine; Thymidin; Thymine-2-deoxyriboside; Thymine-2-desoxyriboside; Thyminedeoxyriboside; Uridine, 2'-deoxy-5-methyl-; beta-D-Ribofuranoside, thymine-1 2-deoxy-; dT; [ChemIDplus] 1-(2-Deoxy-beta-D-ribofuranosyl)-5-methyluracil; [Merck Index]

Category

Nucleic Acids and Derivatives

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Component of DNA; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes somnolence and changes in motor activity in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 2,512 mg/kg); [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.56E-14 mm Hg

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