For research use only!
Shipping: shipped at ambient temperature
Storage Conditions: store at -20 °C
Short term exposure (up to 1 week cumulative) to ambient temperature possible.
Shelf Life: 12 months after date of delivery
Molecular Formula: C11H14N2O6
Molecular Weight: 270.24 g/mol
Exact Mass: 270.09 g/mol
Purity: ≥ 98 % (HPLC)
Form: white to off-white powder
Solubility: DMSO, methanol
Spectroscopic Properties: λmax 288 nm, ε 8.5 L mmol-1 cm-1 (Methanol)
RNA synthesis monitoring (potentially)
5-VU (5-Vinyl-uridine) can potentially be used as a replacement for BrU (5-Bromo-uridine) or the copper-catalyst requiring 5-EU (5-Ethynyl-uridine) to measure de novo RNA synthesis in proliferating cells. 5-VU is cell permeable and might incorporate into nascent RNA instead of its natural analog uridine. This assumption is based on the previously demonstrated suitability of 5-VdU (5-Vinyl-2'-deoxyuridine) for DNA synthesis monitoring.
The resulting vinyl-functionalized RNA could subsequently be detected via Cu(I)-free Alkene-Tetrazine Ligation that offers the choice to introduce a Biotin group (via Tetrazines of Biotin) for subsequent purification tasks or a fluorescent group (via Tetrazines of fluorescent dyes) for subsequent microscopic imaging.
Related products: 5-Ethynyl-uridine (5-EU), #CLK-N002
 Rieder et al. (2014) Alkene-Tetrazine Ligation for Imaging Cellular DNA. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53:9168.
Liu et al. (2019) A Nucleoside Derivative 5-Vinyluridine (VrU) for Imaging RNA in Cells and Animals. Bioconjug. Chem. 30 (11):2958.