Adenine USP


6-Aminopurine, Vitamin B4; 1H-Purin-6-amine; ADE; Adenin; Adeninimine; Leuco-4; 1,6-Dihydro-6-iminopurine; 3,6-Dihydro-6-iminopurine; 6-Amino-1H-purine; 6-Amino-3H-purine; 6-Amino-9H-purine; 6-Aminopurine; 1H-Purine-6-amine; Purine, 6-amino-; USAF CB-18; 1H-Purine, 6-amino-; 6-Amino-7H-purine; 9H-Purine, 1,6-dihydro-6-imino-; 9H-Purin-6-yl-amine; 9H-Purine-6-amine; NSC 14666; 9H-adenine; 9H-purin-6-amin; 9H-purin-6-amine

Technical Data

CAS Number: 73-24-5
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation): C5H5N5
Molecular Weight: 135.13
Beilstein Registry Number: 5777
EC Number: 200-796-1

FabriChem Specifications

Identification Infrared Absorption
Loss on Drying ≤ 1.0%
Residue on Ignition ≤ 0.1%
Heavy Metals ≤ 10 ppm
Organic Volatile Impurities As per USP
Organic Impurities As per USP
Nitrogen Content 50.2% - 53.4%
Assay (HClO4) 98.0% - 102.0%


Adenine is a nucleobase (a purine derivative) with a variety of roles in biochemistry including cellular respiration, in the form of both the energy-rich adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and the cofactors nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). Adenine is also involved with protein synthesis.