4-Oxoretinoic acid

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MedKoo CAT#: 464568

CAS#: 38030-57-8

Description: 4-Oxoretinoic acid is an active metabolite of vitamin A.

Chemical Structure

4-Oxoretinoic acid
CAS# 38030-57-8

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 464568
Name: 4-Oxoretinoic acid
CAS#: 38030-57-8
Chemical Formula: C20H26O3
Exact Mass: 314.1882
Molecular Weight: 314.425
Elemental Analysis: C, 76.40; H, 8.34; O, 15.27

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Synonym: 4 Oxoretinoic acid; 4-Oxoretinoic acid;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (2E,4E,6E,8E)-3,7-dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethyl-3-oxocyclohex-1-en-1-yl)nona-2,4,6,8-tetraenoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C20H26O3/c1-14(7-6-8-15(2)13-19(22)23)9-10-17-16(3)18(21)11-12-20(17,4)5/h6-10,13H,11-12H2,1-5H3,(H,22,23)/b8-6+,10-9+,14-7+,15-13+

SMILES Code: O=C(O)/C=C(C)/C=C/C=C(C)/C=C/C1=C(C)C(CCC1(C)C)=O

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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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 314.425 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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