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Metabolite IDPAMDB000010
Identification
Name: Adenine
Description:Adenine is a purine base. Adenine is found in both DNA and RNA. Adenine is a fundamental component of adenine nucleotides. Adenine forms adenosine, a nucleoside, when attached to ribose, and deoxyadenosine when attached to deoxyribose; it forms adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a nucleotide, when three phosphate groups are added to adenosine. Adenosine triphosphate is used in cellular metabolism as one of the basic methods of transferring chemical energy between chemical reactions.
Structure
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Synonyms:
  • 1,6-Dihydro-6-iminopurine
  • 1H-Purin-6-amine
  • 1H-Purine-6-amine
  • 3,6-Dihydro-6-iminopurine
  • 6-Amino-1H-purine
  • 6-Amino-3H-purine
  • 6-Amino-7H-purine
  • 6-Amino-9H-purine
  • 6-Amino-Purine
  • 6-Aminopurine
  • 9H-Purin-6-amine
  • 9H-Purin-6-yl-amin
  • 9H-Purin-6-ylamine
  • 9H-Purine-6-amine
  • Ade
  • Adenin
  • Adenine
  • Adeninimine
  • Vitamin B4
Chemical Formula: C5H5N5
Average Molecular Weight: 135.1267
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight: 135.054495185
InChI Key: GFFGJBXGBJISGV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI:InChI=1S/C5H5N5/c6-4-3-5(9-1-7-3)10-2-8-4/h1-2H,(H3,6,7,8,9,10)
CAS number: 73-24-5
IUPAC Name:7H-purin-6-amine
Traditional IUPAC Name: vitamin B4
SMILES:NC1=C2NC=NC2=NC=N1
Chemical Taxonomy
Taxonomy DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as 6-aminopurines. These are purines that carry an amino group at position 6. Purine is a bicyclic aromatic compound made up of a pyrimidine ring fused to an imidazole ring.
Kingdom Organic compounds
Super ClassOrganoheterocyclic compounds
Class Imidazopyrimidines
Sub ClassPurines and purine derivatives
Direct Parent 6-aminopurines
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • 6-aminopurine
  • Aminopyrimidine
  • Imidolactam
  • Pyrimidine
  • Primary aromatic amine
  • Heteroaromatic compound
  • Imidazole
  • Azole
  • Azacycle
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Primary amine
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Amine
  • Aromatic heteropolycyclic compound
Molecular Framework Aromatic heteropolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
State: Solid
Charge:0
Melting point: 360 °C
Experimental Properties:
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility:1.03 mg/mL [YALKOWSKY,SH & DANNENFELSER,RM (1992)]PhysProp
LogP:-0.09 [HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)]PhysProp
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility11.5 mg/mLALOGPS
logP-0.38ALOGPS
logP-0.57ChemAxon
logS-1.1ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)10.29ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)5.32ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area80.48 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count0ChemAxon
Refractivity38.22 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability12.29 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings2ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations: Cytoplasm
Reactions:
Pathways:
Spectra
Spectra:
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (2 TMS)splash10-03di-3490000000-7efe9518c90307a43707View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies)splash10-03di-2690000000-6dc072eb8483a2c38e18View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (2 TMS)splash10-00di-9350000000-220125189c286547e86cView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (2 TMS)splash10-03di-4690000000-2d327a6944df53411886View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 TMS)splash10-0006-3920000000-f488e8aa64272a07b3d9View in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (3 TMS)splash10-000i-0329000000-0b012fa483ce8764d2afView in MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MSNot Available
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 10V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-000i-0900000000-95d4894082ada0b24773View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 25V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-014i-5900000000-66b1c086d7a666b2d02bView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 40V, Positive (Annotated)splash10-014i-9200000000-4202a1aec437f3fd1275View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-000i-0900000000-c1766360e5f779d277abView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-000i-0900000000-68585e8dac03a15d5210View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-014i-0900000000-3db475b164c0f884b93dView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Positivesplash10-014i-2900000000-7e2deed118def434e8dbView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-ITFT (LTQ Orbitrap XL, Thermo Scientfic) , Negativesplash10-0a4i-0900000000-b24b09629456779d96e6View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QTOF (UPLC Q-Tof Premier, Waters) , Positivesplash10-000i-0900000000-b2cc6b5ce2fe2affe47dView in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QTOF (UPLC Q-Tof Premier, Waters) 30V, Positivesplash10-000i-0900000000-f45a65a00be3c0c36350View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QTOF (UPLC Q-Tof Premier, Waters) , Negativesplash10-001i-0900000000-80808f34c7497219d349View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QTOF (UPLC Q-Tof Premier, Waters) 30V, Negativesplash10-0a5c-6900000000-f6c0abd6d3fca61bd7f7View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-000i-0900000000-f2335984e7dd7e129a8cView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-000i-0900000000-ee084d257bf2325fb370View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-067i-9700000000-5a42850e3f5331952458View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-001i-0900000000-05fa9674ab4d9e5e174eView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-001i-0900000000-dc404aa4196bbf0ae9cdView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-05o0-8900000000-b56d110371cd80ac76e0View in MoNA
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-000i-6900000000-39944576233751576a91View in MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot Available
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot Available
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot Available
2D NMR[1H,1H] 2D NMR SpectrumNot Available
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot Available
References
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Synthesis Reference: Baddiley, J.; Lythgoe, B.; Todd, A. R. Synthesis of purine nucleosides. II. A new and convenient synthesis of adenine. Journal of the Chemical Society (1943), 386-7.
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CHEBI ID16708
HMDB IDHMDB00034
Pubchem Compound ID190
Kegg IDC00147
ChemSpider ID185
WikipediaAdenine
BioCyc IDADENINE
EcoCyc IDADENINE
Ligand ExpoANE