White to almost white crystalline powder
Widespread throughout animal and plant tissues combined with niacinamide, d-ribose, and phosphoric acids; a constituent of nucleic acids and coenzymes, such as codehydrase I and II, adenylic acid, coa
laninedehydrase. It is used in microbial determination of niacin; in research on heredity, virus diseases, and cancer.
Crystallise adenine from distilled water. [Beilstein 26 III/IV 3561.]
A purine nucleobase and a component of DNA
ChEBI: The parent compound of the 6-aminopurines, composed of a purine having an amino group at C-6.