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MedKoo CAT#: 463112

CAS#: 116-26-7

Description: Safranal is a monoterpenoid that has been found in C. sativus and has diverse biological activities, including microtubule polymerization inhibitory, cancer cell growth inhibitory, and antioxidant properties. It decreases microtubule polymerization in a cell-free assay and inhibits the growth of HeLa cells. Safranal reduces the levels of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances and malondialdehyde in the hippocampus in a rat model of global cerebral ischemia. It also reduces convulsions induced by pentylenetetrazole in mice.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 116-26-7

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 463112
Name: Safranal
CAS#: 116-26-7
Chemical Formula: C10H14O
Exact Mass: 150.10
Molecular Weight: 150.221
Elemental Analysis: C, 79.96; H, 9.39; O, 10.65

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Synonym: Safranal;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-diene-1-carbaldehyde


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C10H14O/c1-8-5-4-6-10(2,3)9(8)7-11/h4-5,7H,6H2,1-3H3


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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2: Fang Q, Li Y, Liu B, Meng X, Yang Z, Yang S, Bao T, Kimani S, Gao X, Wang L. Cloning and functional characterization of a carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase 2 gene in safranal and crocin biosynthesis from Freesia hybrida. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2020 Sep;154:439-450. doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2020.06.035. Epub 2020 Jul 5. PMID: 32912484.

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