Agent Name

Thymine

CAS Number

65-71-4

Formula

C5-H6-N2-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2,4(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinedione, 5-methyl-; 2,4-Dihydroxy-5-methylpyrimidine; 5-Methyluracil; Thymin; Thymin (purine base); Thymine anhydrate; [ChemIDplus] 5-Methyl-2,4(1H,3H)-pyrimidinedione; [Merck Index]

Category

Nucleic Acids and Derivatives

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Component of nucleic acids; Used in biochemical research; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause eye irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.33E-6 mm Hg

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