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MedKoo CAT#: 584845

CAS#: 468-76-8

Description: Cassaine is an erythrophleum alkaloid.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 468-76-8

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 584845
Name: Cassaine
CAS#: 468-76-8
Chemical Formula: C24H39NO4
Exact Mass: 405.2879
Molecular Weight: 405.579
Elemental Analysis: C, 71.07; H, 9.69; N, 3.45; O, 15.78

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Synonym: Cassaine; Nervocidine

IUPAC/Chemical Name: Acetic acid, (dodecahydro-7-hydroxy-1,4b,8,8-tetramethyl-10-oxo-2(1H)-phenanthrenylidene)-, 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl ester, (1R-(1alpha,2E,4aalpha,4bbeta,7beta,8aalpha,10abeta))-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C24H39NO4/c1-15-16(13-21(28)29-12-11-25(5)6)7-8-17-22(15)18(26)14-19-23(2,3)20(27)9-10-24(17,19)4/h13,15,17,19-20,22,27H,7-12,14H2,1-6H3/b16-13+/t15-,17-,19-,20-,22-,24+/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O=C(OCCN(C)C)/C=C(CC[C@]1([H])[C@@]2(C)CC[C@H](O)C(C)(C)[C@]2([H])C3)/[C@H](C)[C@]1([H])C3=O

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: 2934.99.9001

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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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