Synephrine (R-isomer)

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MedKoo CAT#: 597940

CAS#: 614-35-7 (R-isomer)

Description: Synephrine (R-isomer), also known as (-)-Synephrine, inhibits eotaxin-1 expression via the STAT6 signaling pathway.

Chemical Structure

Synephrine (R-isomer)
CAS# 614-35-7 (R-isomer)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 597940
Name: Synephrine (R-isomer)
CAS#: 614-35-7 (R-isomer)
Chemical Formula: C9H13NO2
Exact Mass: 167.0946
Molecular Weight: 167.2
Elemental Analysis: C, 64.65; H, 7.84; N, 8.38; O, 19.14

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Related CAS #: 5985-28-4 (HCl)   16589-24-5 (tartrate)   94-07-5 (racemate)   614-35-7 (R-isomer)    

Synonym: (-)-Synephrine; l-Sympatol; Oxedrine ((-)-);

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (R)-(-)-1-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-(methylamino)ethanol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C9H13NO2/c1-10-6-9(12)7-2-4-8(11)5-3-7/h2-5,9-12H,6H2,1H3/t9-/m0/s1


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 167.2 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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16: Yi YN, Cheng XM, Liu LA, Hu GY, Wang ZT, Deng YD, Huang KL, Cai GX, Wang CH. Simultaneous determination of synephrine, arecoline, and norisoboldine in Chinese patent medicine Si-Mo-Tang oral liquid preparation by strong cation exchange high performance liquid chromatography. Pharm Biol. 2012 Jul;50(7):832-8. doi: 10.3109/13880209.2011.637505. Epub 2012 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 22468825.

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