Orotic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Orotic Acid Properties

Orotic Acid

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Orotic acid is a heterocyclic compound and an acid. Historically it was believed to be part of the Vitamin B complex and was called vitamin B13, but it is now known that it is not a vitamin. The compound is manufactured in the body by intestinal flora. It is sometimes used as a mineral carrier in some dietary supplements (to increase their bioavailability), most commonly for lithium orotate.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Crystalline Powder
Boiling Point 656.9 °C
CAS Number 65-86-1
Density 1.642 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-619-8
IUPAC Name 2,6-Dioxo-1,2,3,6-tetrahydro-4-pyrimidinecarboxylic Acid
InChI 1S/C5H4N2O4/c8-3-1-2(4(9)10)6-5(11)7-3/h1H,(H,9,10)(H2,6,7,8,11)
Melting Point >300°C
Molar Mass 156.1 g/mol
Molecular Formula C5H4N2O4
RTECS Number RM3180000
Solubility Slightly Soluble
Synonyms 2,6-Dioxo-1,2,3,6-tetrahydro-4-pyrimidinecarboxylic Acid;Orotic Acid;1,2,3,6-Tetrahydro-2,6-dioxo-4-pyrimidinecarboxylic Acid;2,4-Dihydroxypyrimidine-6-carboxylic Acid;2,6-Dihydroxy-4-pyrimidinecarboxylicacid;2,6-Dioxo-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyrimidine-4-carboxylic Acid;6-Carboxyuracil;6-Uracilcarboxylic Acid;Animal Galactose Factor;NSC 79560;NSC 9791;Orodin;Orotonin;Oroturic;Orotyl;Vitamin B13;Whey Factor
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