Catalog No. Size PriceQuantity
M7654-2 2mg solid $90
M7654-10 10mg solid $270


Emodin (from Rheum emodi, a Himalayan rhubarb) is a purgative resin, 6-methyl-1,3,8-trihydroxyanthraquinone, from rhubarb, buckthorn and Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum). Emodin is being studied as a potential agent that could reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes. It is a potent selective inhibitor of the enzyme 11β-HSD1. In studies in obese mice, emodin limits the effect of glucocorticoids and may therefore ameliorate diabetes and insulin resistance. Emodin is also shown to block cytomegalovirus infections as well as herpes simplex.

Product information

CAS Number: 518-82-1

Molecular Weight: 270.24

Formula: C15H10O5



Frangula emodin

HSDB 7093

NSC 408120

NSC 622947

rheum emodin


Persian Berry Lake

3-methyl-1, 6, 8-trihydroxyanthraquinone

Chemical Name: 1,3,8-trihydroxy-6-methylanthracene-9,10-dione

Smiles: CC1=CC(O)=C2C(=C1)C(=O)C1=CC(O)=CC(O)=C1C2=O


InChi: InChI=1S/C15H10O5/c1-6-2-8-12(10(17)3-6)15(20)13-9(14(8)19)4-7(16)5-11(13)18/h2-5,16-18H,1H3

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

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

Solubility: DMSO: 54 mg/mL(199.82 mM).

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


  1. Feng Y, et al. Br J Pharmacol, 2010,161(1):113-26.

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