Vat Blue 6

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MedKoo CAT#: 591452

CAS#: 130-20-1

Description: Vat Blue 6 is a blue dye.

Chemical Structure

Vat Blue 6
CAS# 130-20-1

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 591452
Name: Vat Blue 6
CAS#: 130-20-1
Chemical Formula: C28H12Cl2N2O4
Exact Mass: 510.02
Molecular Weight: 511.310
Elemental Analysis: C, 65.77; H, 2.37; Cl, 13.87; N, 5.48; O, 12.52

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Synonym: Vat Blue 6; NSC 74700; NSC-74700; NSC74700

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 5,9,14,18-Anthrazinetetrone, 7,16-dichloro-6,15-dihydro-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C28H12Cl2N2O4/c29-17-9-15-19(27(35)13-7-3-1-5-11(13)25(15)33)23-21(17)32-24-20-16(10-18(30)22(24)31-23)26(34)12-6-2-4-8-14(12)28(20)36/h1-10,31-32H

SMILES Code: O=C(C1=C2C=C(Cl)C3=C1NC4=C(N3)C5=C(C(C6=C(C5=O)C=CC=C6)=O)C=C4Cl)C7=CC=CC=C7C2=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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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 511.31 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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