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D150959 Sigma-Aldrich

1,1-Dimethylbiguanide hydrochloride

97%

Synonym: Metformin

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Properties

Related Categories Aerobic Glycolysis (the Warburg Effect), Building Blocks, Cancer Metabolism, Cancer Research, Cell Biology,
assay   97%
mp   223-226 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   Cl[H].CN(C)C(=N)NC(N)=N
InChI   1S/C4H11N5.ClH/c1-9(2)4(7)8-3(5)6;/h1-2H3,(H5,5,6,7,8);1H
InChI key   OETHQSJEHLVLGH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

1,1-Dimethylbiguanide hydrochloride (metformin) is a strong base. It forms well defined salts and possessing excellent coordination capacity with transition metals, forming highly colored bidentate chelate complexes. Metformin (MET) exists in various forms: diprotonated (H2MET)2+ in strong acidic solution, monoprotonated (HMET)+ in weak acid, MET in neutral and deprotonated (MET)- in strong alkali solution. It is an oral antidiabetic drug. Pharmacokinetics of metformin has been studied. Determination of metformin in human plasma has been described by simple HPLC-UV method. Metformin is reported to increase plasma active glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in humans.

Application

1,1-Dimethylbiguanide hydrochloride is suitable biguanide agent used in a study to investigate its role in enhancing the secretions of plasma active glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) levels. It may be used in the synthesis of the following:
• bis(1,1-dimethylbiguanido)copper(II) octahydrate
• bis(1,1-dimethylbiguanido)nickel(II)
• 1,1-dimethylbiguanidium tetrabromothallate(III)

Packaging

5 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Metformin is an antidiabetic agent that reduces blood glucose levels and improves insulin sensitivity. Its metabolic effects, including the inhibition of hepatic gluconeogenesis, are mediated at least in part by activation of the LKB1-AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) pathway. Activation of this pathway also appears to be involved in the antiproliferative and proapoptotic actions of metformin in cancer cell lines.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
RTECS 
DU1800000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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What solvents can be used to dissolve Product D150959, 1,1-Dimethylbiguanide hydrochloride?
According to the chemicals encyclopedia published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, 1,1-dimethylbiguanide hydrochloride is expected to be soluble in water, or in 95% alcohol.
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