Cytidine Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Cytidine Properties


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Cytidine is a nucleoside molecule that is formed when cytosine is attached to a ribose ring (also known as a ribofuranose) via a ?-N1-glycosidic bond. Cytidine is a component of RNA.If cytosine is attached to a deoxyribose ring, it is known as a deoxycytidine.Dietary sources of cytidine include foods with high RNA (ribonucleic acid) contents such as organ meats, Brewer's yeast, as well as pyrimide-rich foods such as beer. During digestion, RNA-rich foods are broken-down into ribosyl pyrimidines (cytidine and uridine), which are absorbed intactIn humans, dietary cytidine is converted into uridine,which is probably the compound behind cytidine's metabolic effects.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystalline powder
Boiling Point 545.7 °C
CAS Number 65-46-3
ChEBI 17562
Density 1.89 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-610-9
HS Code 2933.59
IUPAC Name 4-​amino-​1-​[3,​4-​dihydroxy-​5-​(hydroxymethyl)​tetrahydrofuran-​2-​yl]​pyrimidin-​2-​one
Melting Point 210-220°C
Molar Mass 243.22 g/mol
Molecular Formula C9H13N3O5
RTECS Number UW7370000
Refractive 34 °C
Synonyms 1Beta-D-ribofuranosylcytosine;4-Amino-1-Beta-D-ribofuranosylpyrimidin-2(1H)-one;4-Amino-1beta-D-ribofuranosyl-2(1H)-Pyrimidinone;Zytidin uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X