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MedKoo CAT#: 326780

CAS#: 29477-83-6

Description: Narciclasine is a toxic alkaloid found in various Amaryllidaceae species. Narciclasine is a potential allelochemical and affects subcellular trafficking of auxin transporter proteins and actin cytoskeleton dynamics in Arabidopsis roots. Narciclasine inhibits the responses of Arabidopsis roots to auxin. Narciclasine modulates polar auxin transport in Arabidopsis roots.

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1mg USD 250 2 Weeks
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Pricing updated 2020-09-22. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Narciclasine, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 326780
Name: Narciclasine
CAS#: 29477-83-6
Chemical Formula: C14H13NO7
Exact Mass: 307.0692
Molecular Weight: 307.258
Elemental Analysis: C, 54.73; H, 4.26; N, 4.56; O, 36.45

Synonym: Lycorcidinol; Lycoricidin-A; NSC 266535; Narciclasine.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (2S,3R,4S,4aR)-2,3,4,7-tetrahydroxy-3,4,4a,5-tetrahydro-[1,3]dioxolo[4,5-j]phenanthridin-6(2H)-one


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C14H13NO7/c16-6-1-5-4-2-7-13(22-3-21-7)11(18)8(4)14(20)15-9(5)12(19)10(6)17/h1-2,6,9-10,12,16-19H,3H2,(H,15,20)/t6-,9+,10+,12-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O=C1N[C@@]2([H])[C@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)C=C2C3=CC(OCO4)=C4C(O)=C13

Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

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