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MedKoo CAT#: 596290

CAS#: 23602-78-0

Description: Benfluorex Hydrochloride, a hypolipidemic and an anorectic agent, has been considered to treat people with type 2 diabetes by improving glycemic control and decreasing insulin resistance.

Price and Availability

Size Price Shipping out time Quantity
5g USD 360 2 weeks
50g USD 1560 2 weeks
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Pricing updated 2020-08-10. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Benfluorex 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#: 596290
Name: Benfluorex
CAS#: 23602-78-0
Chemical Formula: C19H20F3NO2
Exact Mass: 351.1446
Molecular Weight: 351.36
Elemental Analysis: C, 64.95; H, 5.74; F, 16.22; N, 3.99; O, 9.11

Synonym: Benfluorex; BRN 4152887; JP 992; SE 780; Minolip; Mediator; EINECS 245-777-9; Benfluramate;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2-((1-(3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propan-2-yl)amino)ethyl benzoate


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C19H20F3NO2/c1-14(12-15-6-5-9-17(13-15)19(20,21)22)23-10-11-25-18(24)16-7-3-2-4-8-16/h2-9,13-14,23H,10-12H2,1H3


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

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:


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