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Diphenyleneiodonium chloride


DPI, Dibenziodolium chloride
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278 °C


DMSO: 9.80-10.20 mg/mL, clear, colorless to faintly yellow

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room temp

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10 mg in poly bottle
50 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

A potent and reversible inhibitor of nitric oxide synthetase from macrophages and endothelial cells. Also inhibits other flavoenzymes such as neutrophil NADPH oxidase.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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  5. How should Product No. D2926, Diphenyleneiodonium chloride be dissolved?

    Product D2926 is soluble in DMSO at a concentration of 10 mg/mL, with strong heating. It is also easily soluble at 2.4 mg/mL in DMSO, in 0.1N NaOH (at 0.5 mg/mL), in 0.1N HCl (at 0.2 mg/mL), in ethanol (at 0.2 mg/mL) or in water (0.2 mg/mL). Stock solutions can be prepared at 10 mM in DMSO, according to O'Donnell, V. B., et al., Studies on the Inhibitory Mechanism of Iodonium Compounds with Special Reference to Neutrophil NADPH Oxidase. Biochem. J., 290(pt 1), 41-49 (1993), or at 3 x 10-8 to 3 x 10-6 M in a 5% glucose solution according to Wang, Y. X., et al., Inhibitory Actions of Diphenyleneiodonium on Endothelium-dependent Vasodilatations In Vitro and In Vivo. Br. J.Pharmacol., 110(3), 1232-1238 (1993).

  6. What is the solution stability of Product No. D2926, Diphenyleneiodonium chloride?

    A stock solution of D2926 in DMSO can be stored at -20°C for up to 3 months.

  7. Product No. D2926 is an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase (NOS). Does Sigma-Aldrich offer any other NOS inhibitors?

    We do offer other inhibitors of NOS, such as Product Nos. M7033 (NG-Methyl-L-arginine) and A7009 (Aminoguanidine).

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