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CAS#: 10371-86-5

Description: 9-Methoxyellipticine is an alkaloid and a derivative of the DNA intercalating agent ellipticine that has been found in O. maculata and has anticancer activity. It intercalates into DNA and is an inhibitor of wild-type c-Kit and c-Kit containing the D816V activating mutation (c-KitD816V; IC50s = 0.8 and 0.6 µM, respectively). 9-Methoxyellipticine inhibits proliferation of Ba/F3 cells in the presence of the c-Kit ligand SCF and Ba/F3 cells expressing c-KitD816V (IC50s = 0.5 and 0.3 µM, respectively). It also increases survival in a variety of rodent tumor models.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 10371-86-5

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 464404
Name: 9-Methoxyellipticine
CAS#: 10371-86-5
Chemical Formula: C18H16N2O
Exact Mass: 276.1263
Molecular Weight: 276.339
Elemental Analysis: C, 78.24; H, 5.84; N, 10.14; O, 5.79

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Synonym: 9-Methoxyellipticine; 9 Methoxyellipticine; NSC 69187; NSC69187; NSC-69187; Methoxy-9-ellipticine;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 9-methoxy-5,11-dimethyl-6H-pyrido[4,3-b]carbazole


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H16N2O/c1-10-15-9-19-7-6-13(15)11(2)18-17(10)14-8-12(21-3)4-5-16(14)20-18/h4-9,20H,1-3H3

SMILES Code: COC1=CC=C2C(C3=C(N2)C(C)=C(C=CN=C4)C4=C3C)=C1

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: To be determined

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: To be determined

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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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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