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MedKoo CAT#: 330219

CAS#: 52452-60-5

Description: Terphenyllin is a naturally abundant p-terphenyl metabolite isolated from the coral derived fungus Aspergillus candidus, has significant α-glucosidase inhibitory activity.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 52452-60-5

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 330219
Name: Terphenyllin
CAS#: 52452-60-5
Chemical Formula: C20H18O5
Exact Mass: 338.12
Molecular Weight: 338.359
Elemental Analysis: C, 71.00; H, 5.36; O, 23.64

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Synonym: Terphenyllin

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 3',6'-dimethoxy-[1,1':4',1''-terphenyl]-2',4,4''-triol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C20H18O5/c1-24-17-11-16(12-3-7-14(21)8-4-12)20(25-2)19(23)18(17)13-5-9-15(22)10-6-13/h3-11,21-23H,1-2H3


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: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 338.36 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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