Chlorouracil (4-Chlorouracil; 6-Chlorouracil) is a halogenated uracil that is useful in studies of the effects of halogenation on nucleic acid base-pair stability and alkali metal ion affinity. Reaction of 6-chlorouracil with 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine, 4-methylpyridine, and pyridin-4-yl-morpholine yielded pyridinium-substituted uracils as chlorides which were converted into pyridinium uracilates by deprotonation. These heterocyclic mesomeric betaines are cross-conjugated and thus possess separate cationic (pyridinium) and anionic (uracilate) moieties. Calculations and X-ray single crystal analyses may be used to characterize these systems and to compare the salts with the betaines.
Soluble in Ammonium Hydroxide
Store away from strong oxidizing agents. Keep container tightly closed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.