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MedKoo CAT#: 317155

CAS#: 968-81-0

Description: Acetohexamide is a sulfonylurea derivative. Acetohexamide is a hyopglycemic agent with moderate uricosuric activity. Acetohexamide is a first generation medication used in the treatment of diabetes metilus type 2.

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Acetohexamide, 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#: 317155
Name: Acetohexamide
CAS#: 968-81-0
Chemical Formula: C15H20N2O4S
Exact Mass: 324.11438
Molecular Weight: 324.4
Elemental Analysis: C, 55.54; H, 6.21; N, 8.64; O, 19.73; S, 9.88

Synonym: Acetohexamide; Dymelor; Gamadiabet; Acetohexamid; Dimelin; Dimelor

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 1-(4-acetylphenyl)sulfonyl-3-cyclohexylurea


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C15H20N2O4S/c1-11(18)12-7-9-14(10-8-12)22(20,21)17-15(19)16-13-5-3-2-4-6-13/h7-10,13H,2-6H2,1H3,(H2,16,17,19)


Technical Data

Solid powder

>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).

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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