Thymine (2,4-Dihydroxy-5-methylpyrimidine) - High-Quality Nucleobase

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  • Thymine (2,4-Dihydroxy-5-methylpyrimidine): A highly pure nucleobase used in DNA synthesis.
  • Purity: 99%
  • Also known as: 5-Methyluracil
  • CAS Number: 65-71-4
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Thymine (2,4-Dihydroxy-5-methylpyrimidine) is a high-quality nucleobase with a purity of 99%, making it an essential component of DNA and playing a crucial role in the genetic code. Also known as 5-Methyluracil, thymine is widely used in scientific and industrial applications.

Product Details:

  • Name: Thymine (2,4-Dihydroxy-5-methylpyrimidine)
  • Purity: 99%
  • CAS Number: 65-71-4


Thymine, chemical formula C5H6N2O2, is a heterocyclic compound and one of the building blocks of nucleic acids. It consists of a pyrimidine ring with two hydroxy groups and a methyl group attached. Thymine is structurally similar to uracil but with an additional methyl group at the C5 position.


  • High purity: Thymine is purified to a level of 99%, ensuring its quality and reliability in various applications.
  • Essential nucleobase: Thymine is an integral part of the DNA molecule, contributing to the genetic code that determines the traits and characteristics of living organisms.
  • DNA synthesis: Thymine is crucial for the synthesis and replication of DNA during cell division, playing a vital role in both normal cellular processes and genetic research.
  • Research applications: Thymine is widely used in laboratories for various scientific research and experimentation, including DNA sequencing, gene expression analysis, and mutation studies.
  • Industrial applications: Thymine finds applications in industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and agriculture, contributing to the development of advanced medicines, crop improvement, and genetic engineering.
  • Stable and reliable: Thymine is a chemically stable compound with a long shelf-life when stored properly, ensuring consistent performance and accurate results.
  • Flexible usage: Thymine can be readily incorporated into oligonucleotides and other nucleic acid derivatives, making it suitable for a wide range of research and industrial applications.
  • Easy to handle: Thymine is available as a fine white powder, allowing for easy handling, weighing, and preparation in various laboratory and production settings.


Thymine's versatile properties make it an indispensable component in numerous scientific and industrial applications. Some of its key applications include:

  • DNA sequencing and analysis
  • Gene expression studies
  • Mutation analysis and mutation-specific PCR
  • PCR amplification and DNA synthesis
  • Antiviral research and drug development
  • Genetic engineering and biotechnology
  • Agricultural research and crop improvement
  • Pharmaceutical development and drug discovery

Safety Information:

Thymine is a safe and non-toxic compound when handled and used according to standard laboratory practices. It is recommended to take necessary precautions, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and following recommended handling procedures.

Storage and Handling:

To maintain the integrity and quality of thymine, it should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, moisture, and heat sources. Proper storage conditions include:

  • Temperature: Store thymine at room temperature (approximately 20-25°C).
  • Humidity: Keep humidity levels below 50% to prevent degradation.
  • Light: Protect from direct exposure to light to avoid photochemical reactions.
  • Avoid contamination: Use clean and dry utensils when handling thymine to prevent contamination and ensure accurate measurements.

Ordering Information:

Thymine (2,4-Dihydroxy-5-methylpyrimidine) can be ordered in various quantities to meet specific requirements. For more information on pricing, packaging, and availability, please contact our knowledgeable team. We are here to assist you.

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