Description

A pyrimidone that is cytosine substituted by an ethyl group at position 3.

Chemical properties

Chemical formula Net charge Average mass
C6H9N3O 0 139.15520
3-ethylcytosine

Recommended notation

Name 3-ethylcytosine
Abbreviation e3C

Nomenclature

IUPAC SMILES
6-amino-1-ethylpyrimidin-2(1H)-one CCn1c(N)ccnc1=O

Nature

Origin Function Functional detail Organisms References
natural damage mutagenic
  • Enterobacteria phage T4
  • Escherichia coli
  • Homo sapiens