361593 Sigma



Synonym: Arteannuin, Qinghaosu



Related Categories Antibiotics, Antiviral, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology, Nutrition Research,
assay   98%
optical activity   [α]20/D +76°, c = 0.5 in methanol
mp   156-157 °C(lit.)
antibiotic activity spectrum   viruses


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100 mg in glass insert

Biochem/physiol Actions

Artemisinin (Qinghaosu), a sesquiterpene lactone, is a highly active anti-malarial (falciparum malaria) drug. Artemisinin is also an anthelmintic (parasitic worm) effective against the blood fluke, schistosomiasis.

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Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. 361593.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit

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NONH for all modes of transport
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Certificate of Origin

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In what solvents is Product 361593, Artemisinin, soluble?
According to the Merck Index, artemisinin is expected to be soluble in most aprotic solvents and slightly soluble in oil. Sigma-Aldrich tests the solubility of this product in chloroform at 25 mg/mL. Our quality control is also able to prepare a 0.5% solution in methanol in order to measure the optical rotation.
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