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MedKoo CAT#: 591845

CAS#: 487-19-4

Description: alpha-Nicotyrine is a Metabolite of tobacco alkaloids in liver.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 487-19-4

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 591845
Name: alpha-Nicotyrine
CAS#: 487-19-4
Chemical Formula: C10H10N2
Exact Mass: 158.0844
Molecular Weight: 158.2
Elemental Analysis: C, 75.92; H, 6.37; N, 17.71

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Synonym: alpha-Nicotyrine

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 3-(1-Methylpyrrol-2-yl)pyridine


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C10H10N2/c1-12-7-3-5-10(12)9-4-2-6-11-8-9/h2-8H,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: >3 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: 2934.99.03.00

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 158.2 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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