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I8898

Sigma-Aldrich

Ivermectin

Synonym(s):
MK-933, 22,23-Dihydroavermectin B1
CAS Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

Quality Level

form

powder

solubility

MEK: 50 mg/mL

antibiotic activity spectrum

parasites

application(s)

agriculture
environmental

Mode of action

cell membrane | interferes

originator

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, U.S.

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

[H][C@@]1(O[C@]2(CC[C@@H]1C)C[C@@H]3C[C@@H](C\C=C(C)\[C@@H](O[C@H]4C[C@H](OC)[C@@H](O[C@H]5C[C@H](OC)[C@@H](O)[C@H](C)O5)[C@H](C)O4)[C@@H](C)\C=C\C=C6/CO[C@]7([H])[C@H](O)C(C)=C[C@@H](C(=O)O3)[C@]67O)O2)[C@@H](C)CC

InChI

1S/C48H74O14/c1-11-25(2)43-28(5)17-18-47(62-43)23-34-20-33(61-47)16-15-27(4)42(26(3)13-12-14-32-24-55-45-40(49)29(6)19-35(46(51)58-34)48(32,45)52)59-39-22-37(54-10)44(31(8)57-39)60-38-21-36(53-9)41(50)30(7)56-38/h12-15,19,25-26,28,30-31,33-45,49-50,52H,11,16-18,20-24H2,1-10H3/b13-12+,27-15+,32-14+/t25-,26-,28-,30-,31-,33+,34-,35-,36-,37-,38-,39-,40+,41-,42-,43+,44-,45+,47+,48+/m0/s1

InChI key

AZSNMRSAGSSBNP-XPNPUAGNSA-N

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General description

Ivermectin is a macro-cyclic lactone, derived from avermectin. It functions as an antiparasitic agent. Ivermectin is used against gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, mites and lice. It is used to treat onchocerciasis, strongyloidiasis, ascariasis and filariases.

Application

Ivermectin has been used:
  • in Caenorhabditis elegans fecundity assay
  • in larval development test
  • to measure in vivo topical acaricide activity of compounds in rats
  • to assess its acute and chronic effects to zebrafish
  • in percutaneous drug injection method to treat cystic echinococcosis
  • in liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection method

Packaging

250 mg in poly bottle
1 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Positive allosteric modulator of α7 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor; also modulates glutamate-GABA-activated chloride channels.

Features and Benefits

This compound was developed by Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, U.S.. To browse the list of other pharma-developed compounds and Approved Drugs/Drug Candidates, click here.
This compound is featured on the Acetylcholine Receptors (Nicotinic) page of the Handbook of Receptor Classification and Signal Transduction. To browse other handbook pages, click here.

Other Notes

Primarily ivermectin B1a.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 1 Oral - Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Carc. 2 - Repr. 1B

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves


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