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MedKoo CAT#: 584631

CAS#: 464-99-3

Description: Lupane has antineoplastic activity.

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Lupane is not in stock, may be available through custom synthesis. For cost-effective reason, minimum 1 gram order is requested. The product will be characterized by NMR, HPLC and MS analysis. Purity (HPLC) is usually >98%. CoA, QC data, MSDS will be provided when product is successfully made. The estimated lead time is 2-3 months. Please send email to to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 584631
Name: Lupane
CAS#: 464-99-3
Chemical Formula: C30H52
Exact Mass: 412.4069
Molecular Weight: 412.746
Elemental Analysis: C, 87.30; H, 12.70

Synonym: Lupane

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (1R,3aR,5aR,5bR,11aS)-3a,5a,5b,8,8,11a-hexamethyl-1-propan-2-yl-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,7a,9,10,11,11b,12,13,13a,13b-hexadecahydrocyclopenta[a]chrysene


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C30H52/c1-20(2)21-12-16-27(5)18-19-29(7)22(25(21)27)10-11-24-28(6)15-9-14-26(3,4)23(28)13-17-30(24,29)8/h20-25H,9-19H2,1-8H3/t21-,22?,23?,24?,25?,27-,28+,29-,30-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: CC([C@H]1CC[C@@]2(C)C1C3CCC4[C@@]5(C)CCCC(C)(C)C5CC[C@@]4(C)[C@]3(C)CC2)C

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).

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