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H3160

Sigma-Aldrich

Hydrocortisone

meets USP testing specifications

Synonym(s):
11β,17α,21-Trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, Cortisol, Reichstein’s substance M, 4-Pregnene-11β,17α,21-triol-3,20-dione, 17-Hydroxycorticosterone, Kendall’s compound F
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C21H30O5
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
362.46
Beilstein:
1354819
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

plant (wild yam)

Agency

USP/NF
meets USP testing specifications

assay

97.0-102.0% dry basis

form

powder

potency

0.004-0.005 μg/mL

mp

211-214 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: soluble 0.28 g/L at 25 °C

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

SMILES string

[H][C@@]12CCC3=CC(=O)CC[C@]3(C)[C@@]1([H])[C@@H](O)C[C@@]4(C)[C@@]2([H])CC[C@]4(O)C(=O)CO

InChI

1S/C21H30O5/c1-19-7-5-13(23)9-12(19)3-4-14-15-6-8-21(26,17(25)11-22)20(15,2)10-16(24)18(14)19/h9,14-16,18,22,24,26H,3-8,10-11H2,1-2H3/t14-,15-,16-,18+,19-,20-,21-/m0/s1

InChI key

JYGXADMDTFJGBT-VWUMJDOOSA-N

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Packaging

5, 10, 25 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Primary glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. It has three times the anti-inflammatory potency of corticosterone but much lower Na2+ retention potency.

Physical form

powder-RT; stock-frozen in working aliquots, avoid repeated freeze/thaw

Pictograms

Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Repr. 1A - STOT RE 2

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

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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