Adenine Chemical formula
Synonyms: Adeniini; Adenin; Adenina; Adeninas; Adénine; Adeninum; Vitamin B 4 ; Vitamina B 4 . 6-Aminopurine; 1,6-Dihydro-6-iminopurine.
Cyrillic synonym: Аденин.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C5H5N5 = 135.1.
CAS — 73-24-5.


In Eur. and US.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Adenine). A white or almost white powder. Very slightly soluble in water and in alcohol; dissolves in dilute mineral acids and in dilute solutions of alkali hydroxides.

USP 31

(Adenine). Odourless white crystals or crystalline powder. Very slightly soluble in water; sparingly soluble in boiling water; slightly soluble in alcohol; practically insoluble in chloroform and in ether.

💊 Profile

Adenine is a purine base and one of the components of adenosine nucleotides that form nucleic acids. It is also a constituent of many coenzymes. It has been used to extend the storage life of whole blood and has also been given for the management of white blood cell disorders and alcoholism. Adenine hydrochloride has been used similarly.

💊 Preparations

USP 31: Anticoagulant Citrate Phosphate Dextrose Adenine Solution.

Proprietary Preparations

Fr.: Leuco-4. Multi-ingredient: Fr.: TTD-B -B ; Philipp.: Godex; Rus.: Lidevine (Лидевин); Spain: Hepadif.
Published October 31, 2018.