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MedKoo CAT#: 591419

CAS#: 22232-64-0

Description: Vesamicol is an experimental drug, acting presynaptically by inhibiting acetylcholine uptake into synaptic vesicles and reducing its release. Vesamicol may have applications for the treatment of adenocarcinoma in situ of the lung.

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Pricing updated 2020-09-27. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Vesamicol is not in stock, may be available through custom synthesis. For cost-effective reason, minimum 1 gram order is requested. The product will be characterized by NMR, HPLC and MS analysis. Purity (HPLC) is usually >98%. CoA, QC data, MSDS will be provided when product is successfully made. The estimated lead time is 2-3 months. Please send email to to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 591419
Name: Vesamicol
CAS#: 22232-64-0
Chemical Formula: C17H25NO
Exact Mass: 259.1936
Molecular Weight: 259.39
Elemental Analysis: C, 78.72; H, 9.71; N, 5.40; O, 6.17

Synonym: Vesamicol; AH 5183; AH-5183; AH5183

IUPAC/Chemical Name: Cyclohexanol, 2-(4-phenyl-1-piperidinyl)-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C17H25NO/c19-17-9-5-4-8-16(17)18-12-10-15(11-13-18)14-6-2-1-3-7-14/h1-3,6-7,15-17,19H,4-5,8-13H2


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).

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