5-Methyluridine

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5-Methyluridine
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Names
IUPAC name
1-[(2R,3R,4S,5R)-3,4-dihydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl]-5-methylpyrimidine-2,4-dione
Other names
Ribothymidine, Ribosylthymine; Thymine riboside, m5u
Identifiers
CAS number 1463-10-1 N
ChemSpider 393058 N
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PubChem 445408
Properties
C10H14N2O6
Molar mass 258.23 g/mol
Melting point 185 °C (365 °F; 458 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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The chemical compound 5-methyluridine, also called ribothymidine, is a pyrimidine nucleoside. It is the ribonucleoside counterpart to the deoxyribonucleoside thymidine, which lacks a hydroxyl group at the 2' position. 5-Methyluridine contains a thymine base joined to a ribose pentose sugar.

It exists in solid form as small white crystals or white crystalline powder, has a molecular weight of 258.23 u, and has a melting point of 185 °C. The stability of 5-methyluridine under standard temperature and pressure (STP) is very high.

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