Phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate

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M6807-2 2mg solid $128
M6807-10 10mg solid $522


Phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate, also known as PDBu, is a phorbol ester which is one of the constituents of croton oil. As an activator of protein kinase C, it is a weak tumor promoter compared to 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate.

Product information

CAS Number: 37558-16-0

Molecular Weight: 504.61

Formula: C28H40O8



Phorbol dibutyrat

Phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate

Chemical Name: Phorbol 12,13-dibutanoate

Smiles: CC1(C)[C@H]2[C@@H]3C=C(C[C@@]4(O)[C@@H](C=C(C)C4=O)[C@@]3(O)[C@H](C)[C@@H](OC(=O)CCC)[C@@]12OC(=O)CCC)CO


InChi: InChI=1S/C28H40O8/c1-7-9-20(30)35-24-16(4)27(34)18(22-25(5,6)28(22,24)36-21(31)10-8-2)12-17(14-29)13-26(33)19(27)11-15(3)23(26)32/h11-12,16,18-19,22,24,29,33-34H,7-10,13-14H2,1-6H3/t16-,18+,19-,22-,24-,26-,27-,28-/m1/s1

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:

Phorbol 12, 13-dibutyrate (Phorbol dibutyrate) (1 MM) activates PKC and inhibited Na/K-ATPase transport activity in OK cells.


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