Emetine dihydrochloride

Catalog No. Size PriceQuantity
M11496-2 2mg solid $150
M11496-10 10mg solid $450


Emetine is a drug used as both an anti-protozoal and to induce vomiting. It is produced from the ipecac root. It takes its name from its emetic properties. Emetine protects mice from enterovirus infection by inhibiting viral translation. Emetine Synergizes with Cisplatin to Enhance Anti-Cancer Efficacy against Lung Cancer Cells. Emetine exhibits anticancer activity in breast cancer cells as an antagonist of Wnt/β‑catenin signaling. Emetine inhibits Zika and Ebola virus infections through two molecular mechanisms: inhibiting viral replication and decreasing viral entry.

Product information

CAS Number: 316-42-7

Molecular Weight: 553.56

Formula: C29H42Cl2N2O4

Chemical Name: (2S, 3R, 11bS)-2-(((R)-6, 7-dimethoxy-1, 2, 3, 4-tetrahydroisoquinolin-1-yl)methyl)-3-ethyl-9, 10-dimethoxy-1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11b-hexahydro-2H-pyrido[2, 1-a]isoquinoline dihydrochloride

Smiles: Cl.Cl.CC[C@H]1CN2CCC3=CC(OC)=C(C=C3[C@@H]2C[C@@H]1C[C@H]1NCCC2=CC(OC)=C(C=C21)OC)OC


InChi: InChI=1S/C29H40N2O4.2ClH/c1-6-18-17-31-10-8-20-14-27(33-3)29(35-5)16-23(20)25(31)12-21(18)11-24-22-15-28(34-4)26(32-2)13-19(22)7-9-30-24;;/h13-16,18,21,24-25,30H,6-12,17H2,1-5H3;2*1H/t18-,21-,24+,25-;;/m0../s1

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: 1mg/ml in chloroform; 100mg/ml in water

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200


  1. Matthews H, et al. Drug repositioning as a route to anti-malarial drug discovery: preliminary investigation of the in vitro anti-malarial efficacy of emetine dihydrochloride hydrate. Malar J. 2013 Oct 9;12:359.
  2. Wu L, et al. PRRT2 truncated mutations lead to nonsense-mediated mRNA decay in Paroxysmal Kinesigenic Dyskinesia. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2014 Dec;20(12):1399-404
  3. Hudson LK, et al. Emetine Di-HCl attenuates Type 1 diabetes mellitus in mice. Mol Med. 2016 Jun 10;22

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