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MedKoo CAT#: 341307

CAS#: 521-65-3

Description: Swerchirin is a biochemical.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 521-65-3

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 341307
Name: Swerchirin
CAS#: 521-65-3
Chemical Formula: C15H12O6
Exact Mass: 288.0634
Molecular Weight: 288.255
Elemental Analysis: C, 62.50; H, 4.20; O, 33.30

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Synonym: Swerchirin; BRN 0313581; BRN-0313581; BRN0313581.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: Xanthen-9-one, 1,8-dihydroxy-3,5-dimethoxy-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C15H12O6/c1-19-7-5-9(17)12-11(6-7)21-15-10(20-2)4-3-8(16)13(15)14(12)18/h3-6,16-17H,1-2H3


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

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 288.255 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
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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