Description

An oxopurine that is guanine in which the hydrogen at position 8 is replaced by an oxo group and in which the nitrogens at positions 7 and 9 each bear a hydrogen.

Chemical properties

Chemical formula Net charge Average mass
C5H5N5O2 0 167.12550
7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine

Recommended notation

Name 8-oxoguanine
Abbreviation 8oxoG
Symbol o

Nomenclature

IUPAC SMILES Synonyms
2-amino-7,9-dihydro-1H-purine-6,8-dione Nc1nc2[nH]c(=O)[nH]c2c(=O)[nH]1
  • 8-hydroxyguanine
  • 8-oxoguanine