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MedKoo CAT#: 532869

CAS#: 480446-44-4

Description: UFP-512 is a novel selective delta-opioid (DOP) receptor agonist. UFP-512 is a promising drug prototype for exploring innovative treatments for mood disorders.

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Pricing updated 2020-10-30. Prices are subject to change without notice.

UFP-512 is not in stock, but may be available through custom synthesis. For cost-effective reason, minimum 1 gram order is requested. The product will be characterized by NMR, HPLC and MS analysis. Purity (HPLC) is usually >98%. CoA, QC data, MSDS will be provided when product is successfully made. The estimated lead time is 2-3 months. Please send email to sales@medkoo.com to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 532869
Name: UFP-512
CAS#: 480446-44-4
Chemical Formula: C31H33N5O5
Exact Mass: 555.2482
Molecular Weight: 555.64
Elemental Analysis: C, 67.01; H, 5.99; N, 12.60; O, 14.40

Synonym: UFP-512, UFP 512, UFP512

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (3S)-3-[[(3S)-2-[(2S)-2-amino-3-(4-hydroxy-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoyl]3,4-dihydro-1H-isoquinoline-3-carbonyl]amino]-3-(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)propanoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C31H33N5O5/c1-17-11-21(37)12-18(2)22(17)14-23(32)31(41)36-16-20-8-4-3-7-19(20)13-27(36)30(40)35-26(15-28(38)39)29-33-24-9-5-6-10-25(24)34-29/h3-12,23,26-27,37H,13-16,32H2,1-2H3,(H,33,34)(H,35,40)(H,38,39)/t23-,26-,27-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O=C(O)C[C@H](NC([C@H]1N(C([C@@H](N)CC2=C(C)C=C(O)C=C2C)=O)CC3=C(C=CC=C3)C1)=O)C4=NC5=CC=CC=C5N4

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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