6-Chloropurine CAS 87-42-3

Chemical Name:

CAS No.: 87-42-3

M.F.: C5H3ClN4

M.W.: 154.56


6-Chloropurine, also known as 6-Chloro-1H-purine, or 6-chloro-5H-purine, is chemical intermediate for organic synthesis and biochemistry, used for biochemical research and modification and derivatization of drug molecules and bioactive molecules.

Properties of 6-Chloropurine

Under room temperature and pressure, 6-Chloropurine is yellow-orange powder, belonging to the purine compounds. It is slightly soluble in highly polar organic solvents such as dimethyl sulfoxide, and also has a certain solubility in water. 6-Chloropurine has stable chemical property and will not decompose under normal conditions. The structure contains nitrogen-containing heterocycles, which have significant alkalinity.

Melting Point: >300 °C (dec.) (lit.)
Boling Point: 254.17°C (rough estimate)
Flash Point: 109.1°C

Applications of 6-Chloropurine

6-Chloro-1H-purine is widely used in the fields of medicine and agricultural chemicals. It is one of the main intermediates in the synthesis of adenine and the main raw material for synthesizing vitamin B4 (adenine phosphate).

As its strong alkalinity, 6-Chloropurine is necessary to be stored avoiding acidic substances, sealed in dry dark place under room temperature.