Description

A pyrimidone obtained by formal addition of hydrogen across the 5,6-position of thymine.

Chemical properties

Chemical formula Net charge Average mass
C5H8N2O2 0 128.12930
5,6-dihydrothymine

Recommended notation

Name 5,6-dihydrothymine
Abbreviation diHT

Nomenclature

IUPAC SMILES Synonyms
5,6-dihydrothymine, 5-methyldihydropyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione CC1CNC(=O)NC1=O
  • 5,6-dihydro-5-methyluracil
  • 5-methyl-5,6-dihydrouracil
  • dihydrothymine

Nature

Origin Function Functional detail Organisms References
natural damage mutagenic
  • Escherichia coili
  • Homo sapiens