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MedKoo CAT#: 407245

CAS#: 4754-39-6

Description: 5'-deoxyadenosine, also known as 5'dAdo or 5'-dAdo, is a substrate of bacterial methylthioadenosine/S-adenosylhomocysteine (MTA/SAH) nucleosidase and a product inhibitor produced by radical SAM enzymes. 5′-dADO may be useful to study the specificity and distribution of radical S-adenosyl-L-methionine enzymes.

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5'-deoxyadenosine is not in stock, may be available through custom synthesis. For cost-effective reason, minimum 1 gram order is requested. The product will be characterized by NMR, HPLC and MS analysis. Purity (HPLC) is usually >98%. CoA, QC data, MSDS will be provided when product is successfully made. The estimated lead time is 2-3 months. Please send email to sales@medkoo.com to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 407245
Name: 5'-deoxyadenosine
CAS#: 4754-39-6
Chemical Formula: C10H13N5O3
Exact Mass: 251.1018
Molecular Weight: 251.246
Elemental Analysis: C, 47.81; H, 5.22; N, 27.88; O, 19.10

Synonym: 5'-deoxyadenosine; 5'dAdo; 5'-dAdo.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (2R,3R,4S,5R)-2-(6-amino-9H-purin-9-yl)-5-methyltetrahydrofuran-3,4-diol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C10H13N5O3/c1-4-6(16)7(17)10(18-4)15-3-14-5-8(11)12-2-13-9(5)15/h2-4,6-7,10,16-17H,1H3,(H2,11,12,13)/t4-,6-,7-,10-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: O[C@H]1[C@H](N2C=NC3=C(N)N=CN=C23)O[C@H](C)[C@H]1O

Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

Harmonized System Code:


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