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MedKoo CAT#: 585374

CAS#: 152-93-2

Description: Vicine is an alkaloid glycoside found mainly in fava beans (Vicia faba). Vicine is toxic in individuals who have a hereditary loss of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. It causes hemolytic anemia, called favism.

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Pricing updated 2020-02-28. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Vicine 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#: 585374
Name: Vicine
CAS#: 152-93-2
Chemical Formula: C10H16N4O7
Exact Mass: 304.1019
Molecular Weight: 304.259
Elemental Analysis: C, 39.48; H, 5.30; N, 18.41; O, 36.81

Synonym: Vicine

IUPAC/Chemical Name: InChI=1S/C10H16N4O7/c11-7-6(8(19)14-10(12)13-7)21-9-5(18)4(17)3(16)2(1-15)20-9/h2-5,9,15-18H,1H2,(H5,11,12,13,14,19)/t2-,3-,4+,5-,9+/m1/s1


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C10H16N4O7/c11-7-6(8(19)14-10(12)13-7)21-9-5(18)4(17)3(16)2(1-15)20-9/h2-5,9,15-18H,1H2,(H5,11,12,13,14,19)/t2-,3-,4+,5-,9+/m1/s1

SMILES Code: O=C1C(O[C@@H]2O[C@H](CO)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H]2O)=C(N)N=C(N)N1

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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