Tanshinone I

analytical standard

Tanshinquinone I, Tanshinone A, Tanshinon I
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Quality Level


analytical standard


≥98.0% (HPLC)



shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

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General description

Tanshinone I is a bioconstituent, belonging to the class of tanshinone compounds isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. It is commonly used to dilate coronary arteries, increase coronary flow, modulate mutagenic activity and protect the myocardium against ischaemia.


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Tanshinone I may be used as an analytical reference standard for the quantification of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations and roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza using different chromatography techniques.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Phenanthrenequinone constituent of Chinese medicinal herb Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza). Modulates or prevents breast cancer metastasis by regulating adhesion molecules. Anti-inflammatory.


Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.


NONH for all modes of transport

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Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Development of the fingerprints for the quality of the roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza and its related preparations by HPLC-DAD and LC-MSn
Liu H-A, et al.
Journal of Chromatography. B, Biomedical Applications, 846(1-2), 32-41 (2007)
Simultaneous determination of cryptotanshinone, tanshinone I and tanshinone IIA in traditional Chinese medicinal preparations containing Radix salvia miltiorrhiza by HPLC
Shi Z, et al.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 37(3), 481-486 (2005)
Xiao-Hong Tian et al.
Expert opinion on therapeutic patents, 23(1), 19-29 (2012-10-26)
Tanshinone IIA (TSIIA), cryptotanshinone and tanshinone I are major bioactive constituents of Danshen, a Chinese herbal medicine. Sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) is a water-soluble derivative of TSIIA and it is currently used for treating cardiovascular diseases in China. The...
Xin Liu et al.
Biomaterials, 34(3), 817-830 (2012-11-01)
Tanshinone IIA is a good candidate for treating cerebral ischemia, but its short half-life and poor permeability across the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) limit its curative efficacy. In this study, we successfully developed cationic bovine serum albumin-conjugated tanshinone IIA PEGylated nanoparticles (CBSA-PEG-TIIA-NPs)....
Irina Tsoy Nizamutdinova et al.
International immunopharmacology, 14(4), 650-657 (2012-10-23)
The goal of this study was to investigate the differential effect of tanshinone IIA on the induction of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) by TNF-α and the possible molecular mechanisms by which it regulates ICAM-1...

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