Adenine is used as an active component of boron-deficient media to grow yeast in order to assess whether yeast growth is stimulated by boron. It is useful as a local antiseptic and vitamin B4. Further, it is used in the microbial determination of niacin. It is also employed as a food supplement for adult rats to investigate the effects of dietary adenine overload. In addition to this, it is used in the production of nucleotides of the nucleic acids.
Soluble in hot water, methanol and ethanol. Slightly soluble in cold water. Insoluble in diethyl ether.
Moisture sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
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