DiMC, analog of curcumin

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DiMC is a more metabolically stable analog of curcumin, inducing epigenetic changes in leukemia cells and the expression of promoter methylated genes.

Product information

CAS Number: 160096-59-3

Molecular Weight: 396.43

Formula: C23H24O6






Chemical Name: (1E, 6E)-1, 7-bis(3, 4-dimethoxyphenyl)hepta-1, 6-diene-3, 5-dione

Smiles: COC1=CC(/C=C/C(=O)CC(=O)/C=C/C2=CC(OC)=C(C=C2)OC)=CC=C1OC


InChi: InChI=1S/C23H24O6/c1-26-20-11-7-16(13-22(20)28-3)5-9-18(24)15-19(25)10-6-17-8-12-21(27-2)23(14-17)29-4/h5-14H,15H2,1-4H3/b9-5+,10-6+

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


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