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MedKoo CAT#: 610222

CAS#: 2683-82-1

Description: Octaethylporphyrin, CAS#2683-82-1, is a stable and useful porphyrin compound for research use.

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Octaethylporphyrin, 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.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 610222
Name: Octaethylporphyrin
CAS#: 2683-82-1
Chemical Formula: C36H46N4
Exact Mass: 534.37225
Molecular Weight: 534.79
Elemental Analysis: C, 80.85; H, 8.67; N, 10.48

Synonym: Octaethyl-porphyrin; Octaethylporphyrin; Octaethyl porphyrin

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octaethylporphyrin


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C36H46N4/c1-9-21-22(10-2)30-18-32-25(13-5)26(14-6)34(39-32)20-36-28(16-8)27(15-7)35(40-36)19-33-24(12-4)23(11-3)31(38-33)17-29(21)37-30/h17-20,37,40H,9-16H2,1-8H3/b29-17-,30-18-,31-17-,32-18-,33-19-,34-20-,35-19-,36-20-

SMILES Code: CCC1=C(CC)C2=N/C1=C\C3=C(CC)C(CC)=C(N3)/C=C4C(CC)=C(CC)C(/C=C5C(CC)=C(CC)/C(N/5)=C/2)=N/4

Technical Data

Dark purple to black solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):

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).

Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life:
>2 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).

Harmonized System Code:


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