Altretamine hydrochloride

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MedKoo CAT#: 573708

CAS#: 2975-00-0 (HCl)

Description: Altretamine hydrochloride is an alkylating agent proposed as an antineoplastic. It also acts as a chemosterilant for male houseflies and other insects.

Chemical Structure

Altretamine hydrochloride
CAS# 2975-00-0 (HCl)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 573708
Name: Altretamine hydrochloride
CAS#: 2975-00-0 (HCl)
Chemical Formula: C9H19ClN6
Exact Mass: 246.136
Molecular Weight: 246.74
Elemental Analysis: C, 43.81; H, 7.76; Cl, 14.37; N, 34.06

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Related CAS #: 2975-00-0 (HCl)   645-05-6 (free base)    

Synonym: Altretamine hydrochloride, Altretamine HCl, Hexamethylmelamine HCl

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine, N,N,N',N',N'',N''-hexamethyl-, monohydrochloride


InChi Code: 1S/C9H18N6.ClH/c1-13(2)7-10-8(14(3)4)12-9(11-7)15(5)6;/h1-6H3;1H

SMILES Code: n1c(nc(nc1N(C)C)N(C)C)N(C)C.Cl

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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