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MedKoo CAT#: 563098

CAS#: 4430-35-7

Description: 6-MITC is an inhibitor of viability of both PANC-1 and BxPC-3 cells. It also acts as an inhibitor of the expression of CSC signaling molecule SOX2.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 4430-35-7

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 563098
Name: 6-MITC
CAS#: 4430-35-7
Chemical Formula: C8H15NOS2
Exact Mass: 205.0595
Molecular Weight: 205.33
Elemental Analysis: C, 46.80; H, 7.36; N, 6.82; O, 7.79; S, 31.23

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Synonym: 6-MITC; 6 MITC; 6MITC;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 6-(Methylsulfinyl)hexyl isothiocyanate


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C8H15NOS2/c1-12(10)7-5-3-2-4-6-9-8-11/h2-7H2,1H3


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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20: Kidachi Y, Noshita T, Yamaguchi H, Umetsu H, Fuke Y, Ryoyama K. The augmenting activity of 6-(methylsulfinyl)hexyl isothiocyanate on cellular glutathione levels is less sensitive to thiol compounds than its cytotoxic activity. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2009 Jun;73(6):1419-21. Epub 2009 Jun 7. PubMed PMID: 19502751.


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