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MedKoo CAT#: 584946

CAS#: 41060-20-2

Description: Orchinol is from the rhizome of Arundina graminifolia and has anti-cancer effects.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 41060-20-2

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 584946
Name: Orchinol
CAS#: 41060-20-2
Chemical Formula: C16H16O3
Exact Mass: 256.1099
Molecular Weight: 256.301
Elemental Analysis: C, 74.98; H, 6.29; O, 18.73

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Synonym: Orchinol

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 5,7-Dimethoxy-9,10-dihydrophenanthren-2-ol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C16H16O3/c1-18-13-8-11-4-3-10-7-12(17)5-6-14(10)16(11)15(9-13)19-2/h5-9,17H,3-4H2,1-2H3


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

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 256.301 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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