alpha-Naphthylacetic acid

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MedKoo CAT#: 558611

CAS#: 86-87-3

Description: alpha-Naphthylacetic acid is a rooting agent and plant hormone in the auxin family. It is an ingredient in many commercial plant rooting horticultural products.

Chemical Structure

alpha-Naphthylacetic acid
CAS# 86-87-3

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 558611
Name: alpha-Naphthylacetic acid
CAS#: 86-87-3
Chemical Formula: C12H10O2
Exact Mass: 186.07
Molecular Weight: 186.21
Elemental Analysis: C, 77.40; H, 5.41; O, 17.18

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Synonym: alpha-Naphthylacetic acid; alphaNaphthylacetic acid; alpha Naphthylacetic acid; Floramon; Fruit Fix; Fruitofix;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 1-Naphthaleneacetic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C12H10O2/c13-12(14)8-10-6-3-5-9-4-1-2-7-11(9)10/h1-7H,8H2,(H,13,14)


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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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 186.21 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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