Agent Name

Orotic acid monohydrate

CAS Number

50887-69-9

Formula

C5-H4-N2-O4.H2-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,2,3,6-Tetrahydro-2,6-dioxo-4-pyrimidinecarboxylic acid monohydrate; Uracil-6-carboxylic acid monohydrate; [ChemIDplus] Orotic acid hydrate; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Pyrimidines

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Orotic acid is present in milk and used as a uricosuric agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Sodium orotate."

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