Deoxyuridine

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Deoxyuridine
Skeletal formula of deoxyuridine
Ball-and-stick model of the deoxyuridine molecule
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.012.232
MeSH Deoxyuridine
UNII
Properties
C9H12N2O5
Molar mass 228.202
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Deoxyuridine (dU) is a compound and a nucleoside. It is similar in chemical structure to uridine, but without the 2'-hydroxyl group.

Idoxuridine and Trifluridine are variants of deoxyuridine used as antiviral drugs. They are similar enough to be incorporated as part of DNA replication, but they possess side groups on the uracil component (an iodine and a CF3 group, respectively), that prevent base pairing.

A known use of dU is as a precursor in the synthesis of Edoxudine.