Alloxan monohydrate is a pyrimidine derivative and the hydrated form of Alloxan. The name Alloxan emerged from an amalgamation of the words Allantoin and Oxalic acid. It was first used as a raw material for the purple dye, Murexide.
In biochemistry it has been shown to destroy β cells. Alloxan is also used in research models to induce diabetes.
Biochemicals & Diagnostics
Dyes, Stains & Indicators
|Formula||C4H2N2O4 · H2O|
|Appearance||White to yellow or beige powder|
|MDL Number||Request if not shown|
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