G8503

Sigma-Aldrich

18α-Glycyrrhetinic acid

≥95%

Synonym(s):
18-Isoglycyrrhetinic acid, 18α-Glycyrrhetic acid, 3β-Hydroxy-11-oxo-18α,20β-olean-12-en-29-oic acid
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C30H46O4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
470.68
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

assay

≥95%

SMILES string

[H][C@]12C[C@](C)(CC[C@]1(C)CC[C@]3(C)C2=CC(=O)C4[C@@]5(C)CC[C@H](O)C(C)(C)[C@]5([H])CC[C@@]34C)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C30H46O4/c1-25(2)21-8-11-30(7)23(28(21,5)10-9-22(25)32)20(31)16-18-19-17-27(4,24(33)34)13-12-26(19,3)14-15-29(18,30)6/h16,19,21-23,32H,8-15,17H2,1-7H3,(H,33,34)/t19-,21+,22+,23-,26-,27+,28+,29-,30-/m1/s1

InChI key

MPDGHEJMBKOTSU-PMTKVOBESA-N

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General description

18α-Glycyrrhetinic acid (18α-GA) is a bioactive triterpenoid found in licorice. It shows selective inhibition of 11-HSD1 (11-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1). It also shows anti-proliferative and apoptotic effect on hepatic stellate cells (HSCs).

Application

18α-Glycyrrhetinic acid may be used to synthesize:
  • 3-keto-18α-glycyrrhetinic acid
  • methyl esters of 18α-glycyrrhetinic acid
  • methyl esters of 3-keto-18α-glycyrrhetinic acid

Packaging

250 mg in poly bottle
1 g in poly bottle

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

hazcat

Acute Tox. 4 Oral

storage_class_code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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  3. What is the solubility of Product G8503, 18α-Glycyrrhetinic acid?

    It is soluble in chloroform:ethanol (2:3) at a concentration of 20 mg/mL.  It is expected to be soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as well.

  4. What is the stability of Product G8503, 18α-Glycyrrhetinic acid, once in solution? 

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Simultaneous quantification of flavonoids and triterpenoids in licorice using HPLC.
Wang YC and Yang YS.
Journal of Chromatography. B, Biomedical Applications, 850(1), 392-399 (2007)
Manuela Buonanno et al.
PloS one, 6(6), e21540-e21540 (2011-07-09)
An increased risk of carcinogenesis caused by exposure to space radiation during prolonged space travel is a limiting factor for human space exploration. Typically, astronauts are exposed to low fluences of ionizing particles that target only a few cells in...
18a-glycyrrhetinic acid extracted from Glycyrrhiza radix inhibits proliferation and promotes apoptosis of the hepatic stellate cell line.
Zong L, et al.
Journal of Digestive Diseases, 14(6), 328-336 (2013)
Selective inhibition of 11?-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 by 18a-glycyrrhetinic acid but not 18?-glycyrrhetinic acid.
Classen-Houben D, et al.
The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 113(3), 248-252 (2009)
A simple method for preparation of 18a-glycyrrhetinic acid and its derivatives.
Ignatov DV, et al.
Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry, 29(4), 390-394 (2003)

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