propylthiouracil Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

propylthiouracil Properties


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Propylthiouracil is a thiouracil-derived drug used to treat hyperthyroidism by decreasing the amount of thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland.Its notable side effects include a risk of agranulocytosis and aplastic anemia. It inhibits the enzyme thyroperoxidase, which normally acts in thyroid hormone synthesis by oxidizing the anion iodide (I?) to iodine (I0), facilitating iodine's addition to tyrosine residues on the hormone precursor thyroglobulin.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 51-52-5
ChEBI 8502
IUPAC Name 6-propyl-2-sulfanylpyrimidin-4-one
InChI 1S/C7H10N2OS/c1-2-3-5-4-6(10)9-7(11)8-5/h4H,2-3H2,1H3,(H2,8,9,10,11)
Molar Mass 170.233 g/mol
Molecular Formula C7H10N2OS
Synonyms 6-N-propyl-2-thiouracil;6-Propyl-2-thiouracil;6-n-propylthiouracil;PTU 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