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Cat.No. 3811 - Emodin | C15H10O5 | CAS No. 518-82-1
Description: Naturally occurring anthraquinone; displays anti-inflammatory, antitumor and neuroprotective activity
Chemical Name: 1,3,8-Trihydroxy-6-methyl-9,10-anthracenedione
Purity: ≥97% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Naturally occurring anthraquinone that displays a range of biological activities. Exhibits anti-inflammatory, antitumor and neuroprotective effects.

Technical Data

M. Wt 270.24
Formula C15H10O5
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥97% (HPLC)
CAS Number 518-82-1
PubChem ID 3220
Smiles O=C2C3=C(C=C(C)C=C3O)C(C1=CC(O)=CC(O)=C12)=O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
1eq. NaOH 27.02 100
DMSO 13.51 50

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.7 mL 18.5 mL 37 mL
5 mM 0.74 mL 3.7 mL 7.4 mL
10 mM 0.37 mL 1.85 mL 3.7 mL
50 mM 0.07 mL 0.37 mL 0.74 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Wu et al (2007) Emodin-mediated protection from acute myocardial infarction via inhibition of inflammation and apoptosis in local ischemic myocardium. Life Sci. 81 1332 PMID: 17939930

Chun-Guang et al (2010) Anti-tumor activity of emodin against human chronic myelocytic leukemia K562 cell lines in vitro and in vivo. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 627 33 PMID: 19857484

Liu et al (2010) Neuroprotective effects of emodin in rat cortical neurons against β-amyloid-induced neurotoxicity. Brain Res. 1347 149 PMID: 20573598

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