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MedKoo CAT#: 412549

CAS#: 9004-70-0

Description: Pyroxylin is a nitrocellulose solution in ether and alcohol. Collodion has a wide range of uses in industry including applications in the manufacture of photographic film, in fibers, in lacquers, and in engraving and lithography. In medicine it is used as a drug solvent and a wound sealant.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 9004-70-0

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 412549
Name: Pyroxylin
CAS#: 9004-70-0
Chemical Formula: C18H21N11O38
Exact Mass: 999.0049
Molecular Weight: 999.41
Elemental Analysis: C, 21.63; H, 2.12; N, 15.42; O, 60.83

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Synonym: Pyroxylin; LR115; LR-115; LR 115

IUPAC/Chemical Name: [(2S,3R,4S,5R,6R)-2-[(2R,3R,4S,5R,6S)-4,5-dinitrooxy-2-(nitrooxymethyl)-6-[(2R,3R,4S,5R,6S)-4,5,6-trinitrooxy-2-(nitrooxymethyl)oxan-3-yl]oxyoxan-3-yl]oxy-3,5-dinitrooxy-6-(nitrooxymethyl)oxan-4-yl] nitrate


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H21N11O38/c30-19(31)52-1-4-7(58-17-14(65-27(46)47)12(63-25(42)43)9(60-22(36)37)6(56-17)3-54-21(34)35)10(61-23(38)39)13(64-26(44)45)16(55-4)59-8-5(2-53-20(32)33)57-18(67-29(50)51)15(66-28(48)49)11(8)62-24(40)41/h4-18H,1-3H2/t4-,5-,6-,7-,8-,9-,10+,11+,12+,13-,14-,15-,16+,17+,18+/m1/s1

SMILES Code: O=[N+]([O-])O[C@@H]1[C@@H](O[N+]([O-])=O)[C@H](O[C@@H]2[C@@H](CO[N+]([O-])=O)O[C@@H](O[C@@H]3[C@@H](CO[N+]([O-])=O)O[C@@H](O[N+]([O-])=O)[C@H](O[N+]([O-])=O)[C@H]3O[N+]([O-])=O)[C@H](O[N+]([O-])=O)[C@H]2O[N+]([O-])=O)O[C@H](CO[N+]([O-])=O)[C@H]1O[N+]([O-])=O

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 999.41 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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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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