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CAS#: 84-54-8

Description: 2-Methylanthraquinone is a component of a Potential Biomarker.

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CAS# 84-54-8

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 591956
Name: 2-Methylanthraquinone
CAS#: 84-54-8
Chemical Formula: C15H10O2
Exact Mass: 222.07
Molecular Weight: 222.240
Elemental Analysis: C, 81.07; H, 4.54; O, 14.40

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Synonym: 2-Methylanthraquinone; NSC 607; NSC-607; NSC607

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2-Methylanthraquinone


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C15H10O2/c1-9-6-7-12-13(8-9)15(17)11-5-3-2-4-10(11)14(12)16/h2-8H,1H3

SMILES Code: O=C(C1=C2C=CC=C1)C3=CC=C(C)C=C3C2=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: >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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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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