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Cat.No. 2505 - Nonactin | C40H64O12 | CAS No. 6833-84-7
Description: Monovalent cation ionophore
Alternative Names: Ammonium Ionophore I
Chemical Name: (1R,2R,5R,7R,10S,11S,14S,16S,19R,20R,23R,25R,28S,29S,32S,34S)-2,5,11,14,20,23,29,32-Octamethyl-4,13,22,31,37,38,39,40-octaoxapentacyclo[,10.116,19.125,28]tetracontane-3,12,21,30-tetrone
Purity: ≥93%
Literature (1)

Biological Activity

Monovalent cation ionophore that displays selectivity for K+ and NH4+ (K+ = NH4+ > Na+ > Mg2+ > Li+ >> Ca2+ for nonactin-EVA sensor). Induces cation transport across artificial membranes. Also inhibits P-glycoprotein-mediated efflux of chemotherapeutic agents in multiple-drug resistant cancer cells. Antibiotic.

Technical Data

M. Wt 736.94
Formula C40H64O12
Storage Desiccate at -20°C
Purity ≥93%
CAS Number 6833-84-7
PubChem ID 72519
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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
ethanol 7.37 10

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.1 mM 13.57 mL 67.85 mL 135.7 mL
0.5 mM 2.71 mL 13.57 mL 27.14 mL
1 mM 1.36 mL 6.78 mL 13.57 mL
5 mM 0.27 mL 1.36 mL 2.71 mL

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References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Borrel et al (1994) Mobile ionophores are a novel class of P-glycoprotein inhibitors. The effects of ionophores on 4'O-tetrahydropyranyl-adriamycin incorporation in K562 drug-resistant cells. Eur.J.Biochem. 223 125 PMID: 7518390

Woo et al (1999) Nonactin biosynthesis: the product of nonS catalyzes the formation of the furan ring of nonactic acid. Antimicrob.Agents Chemother. 43 1662 PMID: 10390219

Garcia et al (2003) Determination of potassium ions in pharmaceutical samples by FIA using a potentiometric electrode based on ionophore nonactin occluded in EVA membrane. J.Pharm.Biomed.Anal. 31 11 PMID: 12560044

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