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MedKoo CAT#: 525794

CAS#: 1176-88-1

Description: 5-OH-HxMF is an inducer of neurite outgrowth via cAMP/PKA/CREB pathway in PC12 cells.

Price and Availability




5-OH-HxMF is not in stock, 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#: 525794
Name: 5-OH-HxMF
CAS#: 1176-88-1
Chemical Formula: C21H22O9
Exact Mass: 418.1264
Molecular Weight: 418.398
Elemental Analysis: C, 60.28; H, 5.30; O, 34.41

Synonym: 5-OH-HxMF

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 5-Hydroxy-3,6,7,8,3',4'-hexamethoxyflavone


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C21H22O9/c1-24-11-8-7-10(9-12(11)25-2)16-18(26-3)14(22)13-15(23)19(27-4)21(29-6)20(28-5)17(13)30-16/h7-9,23H,1-6H3


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).

Harmonized System Code:


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