Agent Name

Uric acid

CAS Number

69-93-2

Formula

C5-H4-N4-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1H-Purine-2,6,8(3H)-trione, 7,9-dihydro-; 1H-Purine-2,6,8-triol; 2,6,8-Trihydroxypurine; 2,6,8-Trioxopurine; 2,6,8-Trioxypurine; 7,9-Dihydro-1H-purine-2,6,8(3H)-trione; Lithic acid; Purine-2,6,8(1H,3H,9H)-trione; [ChemIDplus] 8-Hydroxyxanthine; Purine-2,6,8-triol; [Merck Index]

Category

Purines

Description

White odorless solid; [Merck Index] Beige powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found in the urine of all carnivores; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

May cause irritation; Reproductive effects observed in rats; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.89E-10 mm Hg

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