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MedKoo CAT#: 412253

CAS#: 481-52-7

Description: Calycopterin is an immunoinhibitory compound from the extract of Dracocephalum kotschyi.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 481-52-7

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 412253
Name: Calycopterin
CAS#: 481-52-7
Chemical Formula: C19H18O8
Exact Mass: 374.1002
Molecular Weight: 374.34
Elemental Analysis: C, 60.96; H, 4.85; O, 34.19

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Synonym: Calycopterin; UNII8794DO3YB5; UNII 8794DO3YB5; UNII-8794DO3YB5

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 4H-1-Benzopyran-4-one, 5-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-3,6,7,8-tetramethoxy-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C19H18O8/c1-23-16-12(21)11-13(22)17(24-2)19(26-4)18(25-3)15(11)27-14(16)9-5-7-10(20)8-6-9/h5-8,20,22H,1-4H3

SMILES Code: O=C1C(OC)=C(C2=CC=C(O)C=C2)OC3=C(OC)C(OC)=C(OC)C(O)=C13

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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