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CAS#: 76330-71-7

Description: Altanserin is a compound that binds to the 5-HT2A receptor. Labeled with the isotope fluorine-18 it is used as a radioligand in positron emission tomography (PET) studies of the brain.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 76330-71-7

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 461058
Name: Altanserin
CAS#: 76330-71-7
Chemical Formula: C22H22FN3O2S
Exact Mass: 411.1417
Molecular Weight: 411.49
Elemental Analysis: C, 64.22; H, 5.39; F, 4.62; N, 10.21; O, 7.78; S, 7.79

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Related CAS #: 79449-96-0 (tartrate)   1135280-78-2 (HCl)  

Synonym: Altanserin; R 53200; R-53200; R53200;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 3-(2-(4-(4-fluorobenzoyl)piperidin-1-yl)ethyl)-2-thioxo-2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-one


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C22H22FN3O2S/c23-17-7-5-15(6-8-17)20(27)16-9-11-25(12-10-16)13-14-26-21(28)18-3-1-2-4-19(18)24-22(26)29/h1-8,16H,9-14H2,(H,24,29)


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

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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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