Description

A pyrimidinemonocarboxylic acid that results from the base-catalysed cyclisation of N(alpha)-carbethoxyasparagine.

Chemical properties

Chemical formula Net charge Average mass
C5H6N2O4 0 158.11222
dihydroorotic acid

Nomenclature

IUPAC SMILES Synonyms
2,6-dioxohexahydropyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid OC(=O)C1CC(=O)NC(=O)N1
  • 4,5-dihydroorotic acid
  • dl-dihydroortotic acid
  • 5,6-dihydro-orotic acid
  • hydroorotic acid