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Subject - Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry

Purine is the trivialname for 7H-imidazol[4,5-d]pyrimidine.

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Purine

Many biologically active compounds, e.g. the nucleic acid building blocks adenine (6-aminopurine) and guanine (2-amino-6-hydroxypurine) or purine alkaloids such as caffeine contain the purine skeleton.

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