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MedKoo CAT#: 591577

CAS#: 90-47-1

Description: Xanthone was introduced as an insecticide and it currently finds uses as ovicide for codling moth eggs and as a larvicide. Xanthone is also used in the preparation of xanthydrol, which is used in the determination of urea levels in the blood.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 90-47-1

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 591577
Name: Xanthone
CAS#: 90-47-1
Chemical Formula: C13H8O2
Exact Mass: 196.0524
Molecular Weight: 196.21
Elemental Analysis: C, 79.58; H, 4.11; O, 16.31

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Synonym: Xanthone; NSC 14978; NSC-14978; NSC14978

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 9H-Xanthen-9-one


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C13H8O2/c14-13-9-5-1-3-7-11(9)15-12-8-4-2-6-10(12)13/h1-8H


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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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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