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6-Mercaptopurine (monohydrate)

An inhibitor of de novo purine synthesis

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Catalog #: B2039
SKU-Size Size Price Qty
B2039-50 50 mg
B2039-250 250 mg
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Product Details

Alternate Name (Purine-6(1H)-thione
Appearance White solid
CAS # 50-44-2
Molecular Formula C₅H₄N₄S.H₂O
Molecular Weight 170.2
Purity ≥98% by HPLC
Solubility DMSO (>15 mg/ml)
InChi InChI=1S/C5H4N4S/c10-5-3-4(7-1-6-3)8-2-9-5/h1-2H,(H2,6,7,8,9,10)
PubChem CID MFCD03854445
MDL Number 667490
Handling Protect from air and moisture
Storage Conditions -20°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


6-Mercaptopurine is an inhibitor of de novo purine synthesis through interference with DNA and RNA synthesis. An immunosuppressive and antileukemic agent. It has been found to inhibit MERS-CoV PL Protease.

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