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CAS#: 146670-40-8

Description: SR11237 is a pan retinoid X receptor (RXR) agonist. SR11237 destabilized the RXRα homodimer but promoted formation of the PPARγ:RXRα heterodimer. SR11237 can cause RXR/RXR homodimers to form and transactivate a reporter gene containing a RXR-response element.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 146670-40-8

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 526355
Name: SR11237
CAS#: 146670-40-8
Chemical Formula: C24H28O4
Exact Mass: 380.20
Molecular Weight: 380.480
Elemental Analysis: C, 75.76; H, 7.42; O, 16.82

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10mg USD 250 2 Weeks
25mg USD 550 2 Weeks
50mg USD 950 2 Weeks
100mg USD 1650 2 Weeks
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Synonym: SR 11237; SR11237; SR-11237; BMS 649; BMS-649; BMS649; BMS 188649; BMS-188649; BMS188649

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 4-(2-(5,6,7,8-Tetrahydro-5,5,8,8,-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl)-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl)benzoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C24H28O4/c1-22(2)11-12-23(3,4)20-15-18(9-10-19(20)22)24(27-13-14-28-24)17-7-5-16(6-8-17)21(25)26/h5-10,15H,11-14H2,1-4H3,(H,25,26)

SMILES Code: O=C(O)C1=CC=C(C2(C3=CC=C4C(C)(C)CCC(C)(C)C4=C3)OCCO2)C=C1

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >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).

Solubility: 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).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL
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