Heme arginate

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MedKoo CAT#: 329619

CAS#: 100438-92-4

Description: Heme arginate (or haem arginate) is a compound of heme and arginine used in the treatment of acute porphyrias. This heme product is only available outside the United States and is equivalent to hematin. Heme arginate is a heme compound, whereby L-arginine is added to prevent rapid degradation. It is given intravenously, and its action of mechanism is to reduce the overproduction of δ-aminolevulinic acid, which can cause the acute symptoms in an attack of the acute porphyrias.

Chemical Structure

Heme arginate
CAS# 100438-92-4

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 329619
Name: Heme arginate
CAS#: 100438-92-4
Chemical Formula: C40H46FeN8O6
Exact Mass:
Molecular Weight: 790.703
Elemental Analysis: C, 60.76; H, 5.86; Fe, 7.06; N, 14.17; O, 12.14

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Synonym: Heme arginate; Heme arginate complex; Normosang; Hemearginat;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N/A


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C34H34N4O4.C6H14N4O2.Fe/c1-7-21-17(3)25-13-26-19(5)23(9-11-33(39)40)31(37-26)16-32-24(10-12-34(41)42)20(6)28(38-32)15-30-22(8-2)18(4)27(36-30)14-29(21)35-25;7-4(5(11)12)2-1-3-10-6(8)9;/h7-8,13-16H,1-2,9-12H2,3-6H3,(H4,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42);4H,1-3,7H2,(H,11,12)(H4,8,9,10);/q;;+2/p-2/b25-13-,26-13-,27-14-,28-15-,29-14-,30-15-,31-16-,32-16-;;/t;4-;/m.0./s1

SMILES Code: OC([C@@H](N)CCCNC(N)=N)=O.OC(CCC1=C(C2=CC3=C(C(C)=C4C=C5[N+]6=C(C(C)=C5C=C)C=C7N8C(C(CCC(O)=O)=C7C)=CC1=[N+]2[Fe-2]86N43)C=C)C)=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: >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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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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