5-Carboxy-2-thiouracil: Applications, Characteristics, and Storage

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  • Also known as 5-Carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-thiopyrimidine and 2-Thiouracil-5-carboxylic acid
  • Forms metal complexes with Mn(ll), Co(ll), Ni(ll), Cu(ll), Zn(ll), and Cd(ll) ions
  • Potential applications in anti-tumor therapies
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5-Carboxy-2-thiouracil, also known as 5-Carboxy-4-hydroxy-2-thiopyrimidine and 2-Thiouracil-5-carboxylic acid, is a compound that has various potential applications in different fields. This off-white to light yellow crystalline powder has the ability to form metal complexes with Mn(ll), Co(ll), Ni(ll), Cu(ll), Zn(ll), and Cd(ll) ions.

With a chemical formula of C5H4N2O3S and a molecular weight of 180.16 g/mol, 5-Carboxy-2-thiouracil demonstrates high purity, with a purity level of ≥ 98%. It exhibits stability under normal conditions and has a melting point range of 208-210°C.

One of the main applications of 5-Carboxy-2-thiouracil lies in the field of anti-tumor therapies. The metal complexes formed by this compound have been the subject of extensive research for their cytotoxic effects on various cancer cell lines. Scientists are actively studying the mechanism of action of these complexes to understand their potential as therapeutic agents in the treatment of tumors.

Aside from anti-tumor therapies, the metal complexes of 5-Carboxy-2-thiouracil have shown promise in other areas as well:

  • Biological studies
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Material sciences
  • Electrochemistry

To ensure safety and product integrity when working with 5-Carboxy-2-thiouracil, it is important to follow proper handling and storage procedures. Wear appropriate protective clothing, gloves, and eye/face protection. In case of contact with the compound, immediately rinse affected areas with plenty of water and seek medical attention. Avoid inhalation of dust or vapor and use in a well-ventilated area. Store the compound in a cool, dry place away from incompatible substances and keep the container tightly closed when not in use. For specific handling and storage requirements, please refer to the product Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

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