Action of Gamma-Irradiation on Dimethyl Uracil in Aqueous Solution in Absence of Oxygen

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Science  23 Jun 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3469, pp. 2016-2017
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3469.2016


The action of ionizing radiations on dimethyl uracil in aqueous solution, in the absence of oxygen, was found to lead to the formation of the 4-dihydro, 5-hydroxy dimethyl uracil (I), shown to be identical with that formed by the action of ultraviolet radiation. In addition, the corresponding 4,5-glycol (II) has also been identified as one of the reaction products.