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M13022-2 2mg solid $75
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Dibenzoylmethane is a novel inhibitor of eIF2a-P activity, targeting eIF2a-P-mediated translational repression prevent neurodegeneration in mice.

Product information

CAS Number: 120-46-7

Molecular Weight: 224.25

Formula: C15H12O2

Chemical Name: 1,3-diphenylpropane-1,3-dione

Smiles: O=C(CC(=O)C1C=CC=CC=1)C1C=CC=CC=1


InChi: InChI=1S/C15H12O2/c16-14(12-7-3-1-4-8-12)11-15(17)13-9-5-2-6-10-13/h1-10H,11H2

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

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

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

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: ≥12 months 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

How to use

In Vitro:

Dibenzoylmethane (10, 20, 30, 40, 50 μM; 6 hours) treatment concentration-dependently increases the mRNA level of HO-1 but has no effect on the mRNA level of Nrf2 in HepG2 cells. Dibenzoylmethane induces HO-1 and Nrf2 protein expression, and the induction diminishes after 12 h. Dibenzoylmethane (10, 20, 30, 40, 50 μM; 2 hours) concentration-dependently increases the phosphorylated protein levels of Erk1/2, p38MAPK, JNK, AMPK, and Akt in HepG2 cells. Dibenzoylmethane does not show significant cytotoxicity.

In Vivo:

Dibenzoylmethane (200, 500 mg/kg/day; ip; for three consecutive days) pretreatment significantly reduces both the area and the severity of necrosis, as well as the leukocyte infiltration, at a dose of 200 mg/kg in wild-type and Nrf2 knockout mice. Dibenzoylmethane protectes against CCl4-induced (1:49, v/v, 10 ml/kg) liver damage in wild-type mice.


  1. Mingnan Cao, et al. Dibenzoylmethane Protects Against CCl4-Induced Acute Liver Injury by Activating Nrf2 via JNK, AMPK, and Calcium Signaling. AAPS J. 2017 Nov;19(6):1703-1714.

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