Salmeterol free base

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CAS#: 18910-65-1 (free base)

Description: Salmeterol is a long-acting beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist drug used in the maintenance and prevention of asthma symptoms and maintenance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms. Symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness. Salmeterol is also used to prevent breathing difficulties during exercise (exercise induced bronchospasm). It is marketed as Serevent in the US.

Chemical Structure

Salmeterol free base
CAS# 18910-65-1 (free base)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 522405
Name: Salmeterol free base
CAS#: 18910-65-1 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C25H37NO4
Exact Mass: 415.2723
Molecular Weight: 415.574
Elemental Analysis: C, 72.26; H, 8.97; N, 3.37; O, 15.40

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Related CAS #: 18910-65-1 (free base)   94749-08-3 (xinafoate)    

Synonym: Salmeterol free base; Astmerole; GR 33343 X; GR 33343X; GR33343X; GR-33343X; SN408D.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 4-Hydroxy-alpha1-[[[6-(4-phenylbutoxy)hexyl]amino]methyl]-1,3-benzenedimethanol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C25H37NO4/c27-20-23-18-22(13-14-24(23)28)25(29)19-26-15-7-1-2-8-16-30-17-9-6-12-21-10-4-3-5-11-21/h3-5,10-11,13-14,18,25-29H,1-2,6-9,12,15-17,19-20H2


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, 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).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 415.574 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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Additional Information

Related CAS#
CAS#94749-08-3 (Salmeterol xinafoate salt)
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