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MedKoo CAT#: 597570

CAS#: 1101-84-4

Description: Dansyllysine is used to study binding conformations of drugs to human serum albumin and is used as a template molecule to form molecularly imprinted monolayers (MIMs) useful to produce optical biosensor recognition elements.

Price and Availability

Size Price Shipping out time Quantity
100mg USD 230 2 Weeks
1g USD 520 2 Weeks
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Pricing updated 2020-07-11. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Dansyllysine purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 597570
Name: Dansyllysine
CAS#: 1101-84-4
Chemical Formula: C18H25N3O4S
Exact Mass: 379.1566
Molecular Weight: 379.47
Elemental Analysis: C, 56.97; H, 6.64; N, 11.07; O, 16.86; S, 8.45

Synonym: Dansyllysine; Dns-lysine; N(epsilon)-Dansyl-L-lysine;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N6-((5-(dimethylamino)naphthalen-1-yl)sulfonyl)-L-lysine


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H25N3O4S/c1-21(2)16-10-5-8-14-13(16)7-6-11-17(14)26(24,25)20-12-4-3-9-15(19)18(22)23/h5-8,10-11,15,20H,3-4,9,12,19H2,1-2H3,(H,22,23)/t15-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: N[C@@H](CCCCNS(=O)(C1=C2C=CC=C(N(C)C)C2=CC=C1)=O)C(O)=O

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:
>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).

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