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MedKoo CAT#: 530261

CAS#: 77448-64-7

Description: Lychnopholide is isolated from Vanillosmopsis erythropappa.

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Pricing updated 2020-10-26. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Lychnopholide is not in stock, may be available through custom synthesis. For cost-effective reason, minimum 1 gram order is requested. The product will be characterized by NMR, HPLC and MS analysis. Purity (HPLC) is usually >98%. CoA, QC data, MSDS will be provided when product is successfully made. The estimated lead time is 2-3 months. Please send email to to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 530261
Name: Lychnopholide
CAS#: 77448-64-7
Chemical Formula: C20H22O6
Exact Mass: 358.1416
Molecular Weight: 358.39
Elemental Analysis: C, 67.03; H, 6.19; O, 26.78

Synonym: Lychnopholide

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2-Butenoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2,3,3a,4,5,6,7,11a-octahydro-6,10-dimethyl-3-methylene-2,7-dioxo-6,9-epoxycyclodeca(b)furan-4-yl ester, (3aR-(3aR*,4S*(Z),6R*,10Z,11aR*))-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C20H22O6/c1-6-10(2)18(22)25-15-9-20(5)16(21)8-13(26-20)11(3)7-14-17(15)12(4)19(23)24-14/h6-8,14-15,17H,4,9H2,1-3,5H3/b10-6+,11-7-/t14-,15+,17+,20-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: C/C=C(C)/C(O[C@H]([C@](C1=C)([H])[C@]2([H])OC1=O)C[C@](O3)(C)C(C=C3/C(C)=C\2)=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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