6-Methyluracil - 6-Methyluracil

Structural formula
Structure of 6-methyluracil
General
Name 6-Methyluracil
other names

6-Methyl-1H-pyrimidin-2,4-dion

Sum formula C 5 H 6 N 2 O 2
Brief description

white odorless solid [1]

External identifiers / databases
CAS number 626-48-2
EC number 210-949-4
ECHA-InfoCard 100.009.955
PubChem 12283
Wikidata Q4161980
characteristics
Molar mass 126.11 g · mol −1
Physical state

fest

Melting point

318 ° C (decomposition) [2]

solubility

heavy in water (7 g · l −1 ) [1]

safety instructions
GHS hazard labeling [1]
08 - Dangerous to health

Caution

H and P phrases H: 361fd
P: 201​‐​202​‐​280​‐​308+313​‐​405​‐​501 [1]
As far as possible and customary, SI units are used. Unless otherwise noted, the data given apply to standard conditions .

6-methyluracil is a heterocyclic organic compound with a pyrimidine backbone. It is a derivative of the nucleobase uracil with a methyl group at position 6.

presentation

The compound is formed by reacting ethyl acetoacetate and urea in absolute ethanol and catalytic amounts of conc. HCl . [3]

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Entry on 6-methyluracil in the GESTIS substance database of the IFA , accessed on January 8, 2020(JavaScript required) .
  2. Data sheet 6-methyluracil from Sigma-Aldrich , accessed on March 13, 2019 ( PDF ).
  3. Template: OrgSynth / author not specified6-Methyluracil In: Organic Syntheses. 17, 1937, S. 63, doi:10.15227/orgsyn.017.0063; Coll. Vol. 2, 1943, S. 422 (PDF).