Agent Name

Uracil

CAS Number

66-22-8

Formula

C4-H4-N2-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2,4(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinedione; 2,4-Dihydroxypyrimidine; 2,4-Dioxopyrimidine; 2,4-Pyrimidinediol; 2,4-Pyrimidinedione; BMS 205603-01; BMS-205603-01; Hybar X; Pirod; Pyrod; SQ 6201; SQ 7726; SQ 8493; SQ-6201; SQ-7726; SQ-8493; Ura; [ChemIDplus] 4-Hydroxy-2(1H)-pyrimidinone; 2-Hydroxy-4(1H)-pyrimidinone; 2-Hydroxy-4(3H)-pyrimidinone; [Merck Index]

Category

Nucleic Acids and Derivatives

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Produced by hydrolysis of nucleic acids; Used in biochemical research; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Uracil."

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