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MedKoo CAT#: 412423

CAS#: 8024-48-4

Description: Casanthranol is dried aged bark of a buckthorn, Frangula purshiana ( FRANGULA), that contains the anthraquinone EMODIN and cascarosides. It is used as a laxative ( CATHARTICS).

Chemical Structure

CAS# 8024-48-4

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 412423
Name: Casanthranol
CAS#: 8024-48-4
Chemical Formula: C21H22O10
Exact Mass: 434.1213
Molecular Weight: 434.39
Elemental Analysis: C, 58.06; H, 5.11; O, 36.83

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Synonym: Casanthranol; UNII-3SJ3U7J6V2; DOCUSATE SODIUM

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (R)-1,8-dihydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl)-10-(((2R,3R,4R,5R,6R)-3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy)anthracen-9(10H)-one


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C21H22O10/c22-6-8-4-10-15(12(25)5-8)17(27)14-9(2-1-3-11(14)24)20(10)31-21-19(29)18(28)16(26)13(7-23)30-21/h1-5,13,16,18-26,28-29H,6-7H2/t13-,16+,18-,19-,20-,21+/m1/s1

SMILES Code: OC[C@H]1O[C@H]([C@@H]([C@@H]([C@H]1O)O)O)O[C@@H]2c3c(C(c4c2cc(CO)cc4O)=O)c(O)ccc3

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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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 434.39 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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