Agent Name

Pyrimidine

CAS Number

289-95-2

Formula

C4-H4-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,3-Diazabenzene; 1,3-Diazine; Metadiazine; Miazine; m-Diazine; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Pyrimidines

Description

Liquid or solid with a penetrating odor; mp = 20-22 deg C; [Merck Index] Clear, slightly brownish-yellow liquid; Hygroscopic; mp = 19 deg C; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"The pyrimidine ring system has wide occurrence in nature[4] as substituted and ring fused compounds and derivatives, including the nucleotides, thiamine (vitaminB1) and alloxan. It is also found in many synthetic compounds such as barbiturates and the HIV drug, zidovudine." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Flammable; May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

12.9 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, n.o.s."

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