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MedKoo CAT#: 600107

CAS#: 29883-15-6

Description: Amygdalin is a glycoside initially isolated from the seeds of the tree Prunus dulcis, also known as bitter almonds. Several other related species in the genus of Prunus, including apricot and black cherry also contain amygdalin. Since the early 1950s, both amygdalin and a modified form named laetrile or Vitamin B17 have been promoted as cancer cures. However, neither of these compounds nor any other derivatives are vitamins in any sense, and studies have found them to be clinically ineffective in the treatment of cancer, as well as dangerously toxic. They are potentially lethal when taken by mouth, because certain enzymes (in particular, glucosidases that occur in the gut and in various kinds of seeds, edible or inedible) act on them to produce cyanide. The promotion of laetrile to treat cancer has been described in the medical literature as a canonical example of quackery, and as "the slickest, most sophisticated, and certainly the most remunerative cancer quack promotion in medical history." Amygdalin is extracted from almonds or apricot kernels by boiling in ethanol; on evaporation of the solution and the addition of diethyl ether, amygdalin is precipitated as white minute crystals.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 29883-15-6

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 600107
Name: Amygdalin
CAS#: 29883-15-6
Chemical Formula: C20H27NO11
Exact Mass: 457.15841
Molecular Weight: 457.43
Elemental Analysis: C, 52.51; H, 5.95; N, 3.06; O, 38.47

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Amygdalin purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.


IUPAC/Chemical Name: [(6-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-β-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy](phenyl)acetonitrile


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C20H27NO11/c21-6-10(9-4-2-1-3-5-9)30-20-18(28)16(26)14(24)12(32-20)8-29-19-17(27)15(25)13(23)11(7-22)31-19/h1-5,10-20,22-28H,7-8H2/t10?,11-,12-,13-,14-,15+,16+,17-,18-,19-,20-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: N#CC(O[C@H]1[C@@H]([C@H]([C@@H]([C@@H](CO[C@H]2[C@@H]([C@H]([C@@H]([C@@H](CO)O2)O)O)O)O1)O)O)O)C3=CC=CC=C3

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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).

Soluble in DMSO.

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

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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).

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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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1: Perez JJ. Amygdalin analogs for the treatment of psoriasis. Future Med Chem. 2013 May;5(7):799-808. doi: 10.4155/fmc.13.27. Review. PubMed PMID: 23651093.