127-132 °C (lit.)
DMSO: ≥20 mg/mL
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, U.S.
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According to the chemicals encyclopedia published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, 14th ed., Entry # 8539, simvastatin is soluble in chloroform at 610 mg/mL, DMSO at 540 mg/mL, methanol at 200 mg/mL, ethanol at 160 mg/mL, 0.1 M HCl at 60 μg/mL, PEG-400 at 70 mg/mL, 0.1 M NaOH at 70 mg/mL, and water at 30 μg/mL. Please note that some of the values are given in milligrams per mL and others are in micrograms per mL.
An activation procedure from M. Sadeghi, et al., J. Immunol., 165, 2712-2718 (2000) is:1. 4 mg of simvastatin is dissolved in 100 μl of ethanol.2. Then 150 μl of 0.1 N NaOH was added to the solution and subsequently incubated at 50 °C for 2 hours.3. The pH was brought to 7.0 by HCl, and the final concentration of the stock solution was adjusted to 4 mg/ml. The stock solution was kept at 4 °C.
Sigma-Aldrich has not determined the solution stability of simvastatin. One publication on the subject, published by Yang, H. et al., reports that a 50 mg/mL stock solution of simvastatin in methanol was stored for one month at 4°C. Reference: Determination of Simvastatin in human plasma by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. J. Chromatography B, 785(2), 369-375 (2003).
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