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Thymidine Properties


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Thymidine is a chemical compound, more precisely a pyrimidine deoxynucleoside.It is the DNA nucleoside T, which pairs with deoxyadenosine (A) in double-stranded DNA.It can be phosphorylated with one, two or three phosphoric acid groups, creating respectively deoxythymidine mono,di or triphosphate.It is non-toxic and as part of one of the four nucleotides in DNA it is a naturally occurring compound that exists in all living organisms and DNA viruses.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Crystalline Powder
CAS Number 50-89-5
Density 1.452 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-070-4
IUPAC Name 1-[4-Hydroxy-5-(Hydroxymethyl)Oxolan-2-Yl]-5-Methyl-Pyrimidine-2,4-Dione
InChI 1S/C10H14N2O5/c1-5-3-12(10(16)11-9(5)15)8-2-6(14)7(4-13)17-8/h3,6-8,13-14H,2,4H2,1H3,(H,11,15,16)
Melting Point 186-188 °C
Molar Mass 242.228 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H14N2O5
Synonyms Deoxythymidine;Deoxyribosylthymine;Thyminedeoxyriboside;5-Methyldeoxyuridine;Thymine-2-deoxyriboside 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