Agent Name

Pyrazinoic acid

CAS Number

98-97-5

Formula

C5-H4-N2-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Pyrazine carboxylic acid; 2-Pyrazinecarboxylic acid; 2-Pyrazinoic acid; Paradiazinecarboxylic acid; Pyrazinemonocarboxylic acid; Pyrazinic acid; Pyrazine-2-carboxylic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Pyrazines

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White or off-white powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Pyrazinoic acid is a pyrazinamide metabolite." "Pyrazinamide is a drug used to treat tuberculosis. The drug is largely bacteriostatic, but can be bacteriocidal on actively replicating tuberculosis bacteria." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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