Pachymic acid

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MedKoo CAT#: 598316

CAS#: 29070-92-6

Description: Pachymic acid is a phospholipase A2 inibitor isolated from Poria cocos.

Price and Availability

Size Price Shipping out time Quantity
10mg USD 330 2 Weeks
50mg USD 990 2 Weeks
100mg USD 1650 2 Weeks
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Pricing updated 2020-06-06. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Pachymic acid 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#: 598316
Name: Pachymic acid
CAS#: 29070-92-6
Chemical Formula: C33H52O5
Exact Mass: 528.3815
Molecular Weight: 528.77
Elemental Analysis: C, 74.96; H, 9.91; O, 15.13

Synonym: Pachymic acid; CCRIS 7792;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (R)-2-((3S,5R,10S,13R,14R,16R,17R)-3-acetoxy-16-hydroxy-4,4,10,13,14-pentamethyl-2,3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17-tetradecahydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl)-6-methyl-5-methyleneheptanoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C33H52O5/c1-19(2)20(3)10-11-22(29(36)37)28-25(35)18-33(9)24-12-13-26-30(5,6)27(38-21(4)34)15-16-31(26,7)23(24)14-17-32(28,33)8/h19,22,25-28,35H,3,10-18H2,1-2,4-9H3,(H,36,37)/t22-,25-,26+,27+,28+,31-,32-,33+/m1/s1

SMILES Code: CC1(C)[C@@H](OC(C)=O)CC[C@]2(C)C3=C([C@@]4(C[C@@H](O)[C@@H]([C@]4(CC3)C)[C@H](C(O)=O)CCC(C(C)C)=C)C)CC[C@@]12[H]

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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