Description

A methyladenine that is adenine substituted with a methyl group at position N-3.

Chemical properties

Chemical formula Net charge Average mass
C6H7N5 0 149.15330
3-methyladenine

Recommended notation

Name 3-methyladenine
Abbreviation 3mA

Nomenclature

IUPAC SMILES InChI InChIKey Synonyms
3-methyl-3H-purin-6-amine, 3-methyladenine Cn1cnc(N)c2ncnc12 InChI=1S/C6H7N5/c1-11-3-10-5(7)4-6(11)9-2-8-4/h2-3H,7H2,1H3 FSASIHFSFGAIJM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • 3-methyl-3h-purin-6-ylamine
  • 6-amino-3-methylpurine
  • 3-methyl-3h-adenine

Nature

Origin Function Functional detail
Organisms
References
natural damage highly cytotoxic
  • Escherichia coli
  • Mesocricetus auratus
  • Mus musculus
  • Rattus norvegicus