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MedKoo CAT#: 558386

CAS#: 6066-49-5

Description: NBP is an anti-apoptotic agent of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs)

Price and Availability

Size Price Shipping out time Quantity
25mg USD 360 2 Weeks
100mg USD 900 2 Weeks
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Pricing updated 2020-10-27. Prices are subject to change without notice.

NBP, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 558386
Name: NBP
CAS#: 6066-49-5
Chemical Formula: C12H14O2
Exact Mass: 190.1
Molecular Weight: 190.24
Elemental Analysis: C, 75.76; H, 7.42; O, 16.82

Synonym: NBP;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: dl-3-n-Butylphthalide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C12H14O2/c1-2-3-8-11-9-6-4-5-7-10(9)12(13)14-11/h4-7,11H,2-3,8H2,1H3


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:
>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:


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