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MedKoo CAT#: 591847

CAS#: 101-82-6

Description: 2-Benzylpyridine is an inducer of hepatic microsomal cytochrome P450.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 101-82-6

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 591847
Name: 2-Benzylpyridine
CAS#: 101-82-6
Chemical Formula: C12H11N
Exact Mass: 169.09
Molecular Weight: 169.230
Elemental Analysis: C, 85.17; H, 6.55; N, 8.28

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Synonym: 2-Benzylpyridine; AI3-11559; AI3 11559; AI311559

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2-Benzylpyridine


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C12H11N/c1-2-6-11(7-3-1)10-12-8-4-5-9-13-12/h1-9H,10H2


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: >3 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: 2934.99.03.00

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 169.23 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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