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Cat.No. 6066 - OAC-2 | C15H12N2O | CAS No. 6019-39-2
Description: Oct4 activator; enhances iPSC reprogramming efficiency
Chemical Name: N-(1H-Indol-5-yl)benzamide
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Oct 4 activator; enhances iPSC reprogramming four-fold and accelerates the appearance of iPSC colonies in combination with 4F (Oct4, Sox2, c-Myc and Klf4). Also induces cardiomyocyte-like cells from human fibroblasts, as part of the 9C cocktail (CHIR99021, A83-01, BIX01294, AS83541, SC1, Y27632, SU 16f, JNJ10198409 and OAC-2)

Technical Data

M. Wt 236.27
Formula C15H12N2O
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 6019-39-2
PubChem ID 2814138
Smiles O=C(C1=CC=CC=C1)NC2=CC=C3C(C=CN3)=C2

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 23.63 100
ethanol 23.63 100

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 236.27. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 4.23 mL 21.16 mL 42.32 mL
5 mM 0.85 mL 4.23 mL 8.46 mL
10 mM 0.42 mL 2.12 mL 4.23 mL
50 mM 0.08 mL 0.42 mL 0.85 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Li et al (2012) Identification of Oct4-activating compounds that enhance reprogramming efficiency. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA. 109 20853 PMID: 23213213

Cao et al (2016) Conversion of human fibroblasts into functional cardiomyocytes by small molecules. Science 352 1216 PMID: 27127239

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