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Creation date2015-10-09 22:32:57 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:37 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000830
FoodDB RecordFDB022866
Chemical Information
Description1,3-Dimethyluracil is a methyl derivative of uric acid, found occasionally in human urine. 1,3-Dimethyluracil is one of the purine component in urinary calculi. Methylated purines originate from the metabolism of methylxanthines (caffeine, theophylline and theobromine). Methyluric acids are indistinguishable from uric acid by simple methods routinely used in clinical laboratories, requiring the use of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Purine derivatives in urinary calculi could be considered markers of abnormal purine metabolism. The content of a purine derivative in stone depends on its average urinary excretion in the general population, similarity to the chemical structure of uric acid, and content of the latter in stone. This suggests that purines in stones represent a solid solution with uric acid as solvent. It is also plausible that methylxanthines, ubiquitous components of the diet and drugs, are involved in the pathogenesis of urolithiasis. (PMID: 11712316, 15833286, 3506820) [HMDB]
CAS Number874-14-6
1, 3-dimethyl-2,4(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinedionehmdb
Chemical FormulaC6H8N2O2
IUPAC name1,3-dimethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidine-2,4-dione
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C6H8N2O2/c1-7-4-3-5(9)8(2)6(7)10/h3-4H,1-2H3
Isomeric SMILESCN1C=CC(=O)N(C)C1=O
Average Molecular Weight140.1399
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight140.05857751
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as pyrimidones. Pyrimidones are compounds that contain a pyrimidine ring, which bears a ketone. Pyrimidine is a 6-membered ring consisting of four carbon atoms and two nitrogen centers at the 1- and 3- ring positions.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganoheterocyclic compounds
Sub ClassPyrimidines and pyrimidine derivatives
Direct ParentPyrimidones
Alternative Parents
  • Pyrimidone
  • Hydropyrimidine
  • Heteroaromatic compound
  • Vinylogous amide
  • Urea
  • Lactam
  • Azacycle
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Aromatic heteromonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
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Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 500 mg
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
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