Chinese Japanese Germany Korea


Allopurinol structure
Chemical Name:
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
MOL File:

Allopurinol Properties

Melting point:
>300 °C(lit.)
Boiling point:
250.36°C (rough estimate)
1.4295 (rough estimate)
refractive index 
1.8500 (estimate)
storage temp. 
Room temperature.
1 M NaOH: soluble50mg/mL, clear to very slightly hazy, colorless to faintly yellow
10.2(at 25℃)
White or almost white
Water Solubility 
0.35 g/L (25 ºC)
CAS DataBase Reference
315-30-0(CAS DataBase Reference)
EWG's Food Scores
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
NIST Chemistry Reference
EPA Substance Registry System
Allopurinol (315-30-0)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
Signal word  Danger
Hazard statements  H301-H317
Precautionary statements  P280-P301+P310-P280g-P301+P310a-P321-P501a-P261-P264-P270-P272-P301+P310+P330-P302+P352+P333+P313+P363-P405-P501
Hazard Codes  T,Xi,Xn
Risk Statements  25-43-36/37/38-20/21/22
Safety Statements  28-36/37-45-36/37/39-26-24-36
RIDADR  UN 2811 6.1/PG 3
WGK Germany  2
RTECS  UR0785000
HazardClass  6.1
PackingGroup  III
HS Code  29335990
Toxicity LD50 oral in mouse: 78mg/kg

Allopurinol price More Price(12)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich A8003 Allopurinol xanthine oxidase inhibitor 315-30-0 5g $60.8 2020-08-18 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 1013002 Allopurinol United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard 315-30-0 250mg $366 2020-08-18 Buy
TCI Chemical A0907 Allopurinol >98.0%(T) 315-30-0 25g $29 2020-06-24 Buy
TCI Chemical A0907 Allopurinol >98.0%(T) 315-30-0 250g $144 2020-06-24 Buy
Alfa Aesar A16974 4-Hydroxy-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine, 98% 315-30-0 25g $111 2020-06-24 Buy

Allopurinol Chemical Properties,Uses,Production

Chemical Properties

White to Off-White Solid


Zyloprim ,Burroughs-Wellcome ,US ,1966


Allopurinol does not reduce serum uric acid levels by increasing renal uric acid excretion; instead it lowers plasma urate levels by inhibiting the final steps in uric acid biosynthesis.
Uric acid in humans is formed primarily by xanthine oxidase-catalyzed oxidation of hypoxanthine and xanthine to uric acid. Allopurinol (8) and its primary metabolite, alloxanthine (9) [CAS: 2465-59-0], are inhibitors of xanthine oxidase. Inhibition of the last two steps in uric acid biosynthesis by blocking xanthine oxidase reduces the plasma concentration and urinary excretion of uric acid and increases the plasma levels and renal excretion of the more soluble oxypurine precursors. Normally, in humans the urinary purine content is almost solely uric acid; treatment with allopurinol results in the urinary excretion of hypoxanthine, xanthine, and uric acid, each with its independent solubility. Lowering the uric acid concentration in plasma below its limit of solubility facilitates the dissolution of uric acid deposits. The effectiveness of allopurinol in the treatment of gout and hyperuricemia that results from hematogical disorders and antineoplastic therapy has been demonstrated.


Xanthine oxidase inhibitor; decreases uric acid production. Used in treatment of hyperuricemia and chronic gout. Antiurolithic


antihyperuricemia, antigout, antiurolithic


Allopurinol (Zyloprim) is the drug of choice in the treatment of chronic tophaceous gout and is especially useful in patients whose treatment is complicated by renal insufficiency.

Manufacturing Process

3-Morpholino-2-cyanoacrylamide: A stirred mixture of cyanoacetamide (63 g), triethylorthoformate (134 g), morpholine (82.5 g) and acetonitrile (37.5 ml) was heated under reflux for 4 hours. The initial reflux temperature was 117°C and the final reflux temperature was 82°C.
At the end of the reflux period the mixture was cooled to 30°C and the heavy crystalline precipitate was collected and washed with 2 x 75 ml of ethanol. The product was dried in vacuum at 30°C. Wt = 111 g. Yield = 82%, MP 173- 175°C.
3-Aminopyrazole-4-carbxamide hemisulfate: To water (253 ml) at 60°C was added 3-morpholino-2-cyanoacrylamide (63.4 g) and 85% technical hydrazine hydrate (22.7 g). The mixture was rapidly heated to 95°C and the temperature was maintained at >90°C for 20 minutes. The mixture was then cooled to 60°C and the pH carefully adjusted to 1.5 by the addition of a mixture of sulfuric acid (45.7 g) and ice. The acidified reaction was cooled to 5°C and the crystalline product collected and washed with cold water (2 x 100 ml) and acetone (2 x 50 ml). The product was dried in vacuum at 80°C. Wt =5.8 g. Yield =95%, MP 237-239°C.
4-Hydroxypyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine: A suspension of 3-aminopyrazole-4- carboxamide hemisulfate (113 g) in formamide (325 g) was stirred and heated to 145°C. The reaction was held at 145°C for 5 hours. The reaction was then cooled to 30°C and the product collected and washed with formamide (2 x 50 ml), water (2 x 150 ml) and acetone (2 x 100 ml). Wt of crude product = 79 g. The crude product was recrystallized by dissolution in a solution made from sodium hydroxide (25 g) in water (1,200 ml) with treatment at 25°C with charcoal (8 g), followed by reprecipitation by the addition of concentrated hydrochloric acid to pH 5. The product was collected and washed with cold water (2 x 300 ml), acetone (2 x 200 ml) and dried in vacuum at 60°C. Wt = 70 g. Yield = 80%.

brand name

Lopurin (Abbott); Lopurin (BASF); Zyloprim (Promethus).

Therapeutic Function

Xanthine oxidase inhibitor, Gout therapy

General Description

Odorless tasteless white microcrystalline powder.

Air & Water Reactions

Insoluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

Allopurinol is an aminoalcohol. Amines are chemical bases. They neutralize acids to form salts plus water. These acid-base reactions are exothermic. The amount of heat that is evolved per mole of amine in a neutralization is largely independent of the strength of the amine as a base. Amines may be incompatible with isocyanates, halogenated organics, peroxides, phenols (acidic), epoxides, anhydrides, and acid halides. Flammable gaseous hydrogen is generated by amines in combination with strong reducing agents, such as hydrides. Allopurinol darkens above 572° F, and at an indefinite high temperature, Allopurinol chars and decomposes. At 221° F, maximum stability occurs at pH 3.1- 3.4. Allopurinol decomposes in acidic and basic solutions.

Fire Hazard

Flash point data for Allopurinol are not available; however, Allopurinol is probably combustible.

Mechanism of action

Allopurinol, in contrast to the uricosuric drugs, reduces serum urate levels through a competitive inhibition of uric acid synthesis rather than by impairing renal urate reabsorption. This action is accomplished by inhibiting xanthine oxidase, the enzyme involved in the metabolism of hypoxanthine and xanthine to uric acid. After enzyme inhibition, the urinary and blood concentrations of uric acid are greatly reduced and there is a simultaneous increase in the excretion of the more soluble uric acid precursors, xanthine and hypoxanthine.
Allopurinol itself is metabolized by xanthine oxidase to form the active metabolite oxypurinol, which tends to accumulate after chronic administration of the parent drug.This phenomenon contributes to the therapeutic effectiveness of allopurinol in long-term use. Oxypurinol is probably responsible for the antigout effects of allopurinol. Oxypurinol itself is not administered because it is not well absorbed orally.


Allopurinol was synthesized in 1956 as part of a study of purine antagonists. It is well absorbed on oral administration, with peak plasma concentrations appearing within 1 hour. Decreases of uric acid can be observed within 24 to 48 hours. Excretion of allopurinol and its metabolite occurs primarily in the urine, with approximately 20% of a dose being excreted in the feces.

Clinical Use

Allopurinol is especially indicated in the treatment of chronic tophaceous gout, since patients receiving it show a pronounced decrease in their serum and urinary uric acid levels. Because it does not depend on renal mechanisms for its efficacy, allopurinol is particularly beneficial for patients who already have developed renal uric acid stones, patients with excessively high urate excretion (e.g., above 1,200 mg in 24 hours), patients with a variety of blood disorders (e.g., leukemia, polycythemia vera), patients with excessive tophus deposition, and patients who fail to respond well to the uricosuric drugs.
Allopurinol also inhibits reperfusion injury. This injury occurs when organs that either have been transplanted or have had their usual blood perfusion blocked are reperfused with blood or an appropriate buffer solution. The cause of this injury is local formation of free radicals, such as the superoxide anion, the hydroxyl free radical, or peroxynitrite. These substances are strong oxidants and are quite damaging to tissues.

Side effects

Common toxicities associated with allopurinol administration include a variety of skin rashes, gastrointestinal upset, hepatotoxicity, and fever. These reactions are often sufficiently severe to dictate termination of drug therapy. It is advised that therapy not be initiated during an acute attack of gouty arthritis. As with the uricosuric drugs, therapy with allopurinol should be accompanied both by a sufficient increase in fluid intake to ensure water diuresis and by alkalinization of the urine. Prophylactic use of colchicine also helps to prevent acute attacks of gout that may be brought on during the initial period of allopurinol ingestion.

Safety Profile

Human poison by ingestion. Poison experimentally by intraperitoneal and subcutaneous routes. An experimental teratogen. Human systemic effects by ingestion: blood leukopenia, dermatitis, jaundice, muscle weakness, thrombocytopenia. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of NOx. An FDA proprietary drug used as a xanthine oxidase inhibitor.

Veterinary Drugs and Treatments

The principle veterinary uses for allopurinol are for the prophylactic treatment of recurrent uric acid uroliths and hyperuricosuric calcium oxalate uroliths in small animals. It has also been used in an attempt to treat gout in pet birds and reptiles.
Allopurinol has been recommended as an alternative treatment for canine Leishmaniasis. Although it appears to have clinical efficacy, it does not apparently clear the parasite in most dogs at usual dosages. Allopurinol may also be useful for American Trypanosomiasis.


Allopurinol is rapidly metabolized via oxidation and the formation of numerous ribonucleoside derivatives. The major oxidation metabolite, alloxanthine or oxypurinol, has a much longer half-life (18–30 hours versus 2–3 hours) than the parent drug and is an effective, although less potent, inhibitor of xanthine oxidase. The longer plasma half-life of alloxanthine results in an accumulation in the body during chronic administration, thus contributing significantly to the overall therapeutic effects of allopurinol.


Since allopurinol is metabolized by the hepatic microsomaldrug-metabolizing enzymes, coadministration ofdrugs also metabolized by this system should be donewith caution. Because allopurinol inhibits the oxidationof mercaptopurine and azathioprine, their individualadministered doses must be decreased by as much as75% when they are given together with allopurinol.Allopurinol may also increase the toxicity of other cytotoxicdrugs (e.g., vidarabine). The actions of allopurinolare not antagonized by the coadministration of salicylates.

Allopurinol Preparation Products And Raw materials

Raw materials

Preparation Products

Allopurinol Suppliers

Global( 440)Suppliers
Supplier Tel Fax Email Country ProdList Advantage
Capot Chemical Co.,Ltd.
+86(0)13336195806 +86-571-85586718
+86-571-85864795 China 19929 60
Henan Tianfu Chemical Co.,Ltd.
0371-55170693 CHINA 22625 55
Shanghai Time Chemicals CO., Ltd.
+86-021-57951555 CHINA 1365 55
+86 21 5161 9050/ 5187 7795
+86 21 5161 9052/ 5187 7796 CHINA 24886 60
Anhui Royal Chemical Co., Ltd.
+86-025-86655873 CHINA 537 55
Hebei Minshang Biotechnology Co., Ltd
+86-13582176207 +86-13582176207 CHINA 308 58
career henan chemical co
+86-371-86658258 CHINA 30039 58
Shanghai Arbor Chemical Co., Ltd.
021-60451683 CHINA 906 58
Hubei Jusheng Technology Co.,Ltd.
027-59599243 CHINA 28231 58
(323) 306-3136
(626) 453-0409 United States 8406 58

Related articles

View Lastest Price from Allopurinol manufacturers

Image Release date Product Price Min. Order Purity Supply Ability Manufacturer
2020-08-19 Allopurinol Powder
US $45.00 / KG 1KG 99%min 5 Ton/Tons per Month Hebei Runbin Biotechnology Co. LTD
2020-07-07 Allopurinol
US $12.00 / Kg/Drum 25KG 99% 1000tons/month Hebei Yanxi Chemical Co., Ltd.
2020-06-28 Allopurinol
US $100.00 / KG 25Kg/Bag 98 20ton Hebei Mojin Biotechnology Co., Ltd

Allopurinol Spectrum

315-30-0(Allopurinol)Related Search:

Copyright 2017 © ChemicalBook. All rights reserved