Overview

  • Product name

    Xanthine, Purine base
  • Description

    Purine base.
  • Alternative names

    • 2,6-Dihydroxypurine
    • 2,6-dioxopurine
    • Xanthin
  • Biological description

    Purine base. Intermediate in the degradation of adenosine monophosphate to uric acid, formed by oxidation of hypoxanthine.

  • Purity

    > 98%
  • CAS Number

    69-89-6
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    3,7-Dihydro-1H-purine-2,6-dione

  • Molecular weight

    152.11
  • Molecular formula

    C5H4N4O2
  • Storage instructions

    Store at Room Temperature. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview

    Insoluble in water and ethanol.
    Soluble in 1M NaOH or NH4OH (up to ~50mg/ml).

  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

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  • Source

    Synthetic

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