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CAS#: 53179-07-0

Description: Nisoxetine is a potent inhibitor for norepinephrine uptake into rat brain synaptosomes and brain.

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CAS# 53179-07-0

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 584876
Name: Nisoxetine
CAS#: 53179-07-0
Chemical Formula: C17H21NO2
Exact Mass: 271.16
Molecular Weight: 271.360
Elemental Analysis: C, 75.25; H, 7.80; N, 5.16; O, 11.79

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Synonym: Nisoxetine

IUPAC/Chemical Name: Benzenepropanamine, gamma-(2-methoxyphenoxy)-N-methyl-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C17H21NO2/c1-18-13-12-15(14-8-4-3-5-9-14)20-17-11-7-6-10-16(17)19-2/h3-11,15,18H,12-13H2,1-2H3


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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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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