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1151855 USP

Curcumin

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

Synonym: (E,E)-1,7-bis(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione, Diferuloylmethane, Diferulylmethane, Natural Yellow 3

  • CAS Number 458-37-7

  • Linear Formula [HOC6H3(OCH3)CH=CHCO]2CH2

  • Molecular Weight 368.38

  •  Colour Index Number 75300

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 2306965

  •  MDL number MFCD00008365

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329749465

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Properties

Related Categories Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography, Pharmacopeia & Metrological Institutes Standards, USP Standards, USP Standards C - D More...
grade   pharmaceutical primary standard
vapor density   13 (vs air)
form   neat
mfr. no.   USP
Featured Industry   Pharmaceutical (small molecule)
format   neat
SMILES string   COc1cc(\C=C\C(=O)CC(=O)\C=C\c2ccc(O)c(OC)c2)ccc1O
InChI   1S/C21H20O6/c1-26-20-11-14(5-9-18(20)24)3-7-16(22)13-17(23)8-4-15-6-10-19(25)21(12-15)27-2/h3-12,24-25H,13H2,1-2H3/b7-3+,8-4+
InChI key   VFLDPWHFBUODDF-FCXRPNKRSA-N

Description

General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Biochem/physiol Actions

A natural phenolic compound. Potent anti-tumor agent having anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Curcumin has been cited as a potential chemopreventive agent, in addition to its chemotherapeutic activity. Induces apoptosis in cancer cells and inhibits phorbol ester-induced protein kinase C (PKC) activity. Reported to inhibit production of inflammatory cytokines by peripheral blood monocytes and alveolar macrophages. Potent inhibitor of EGFR tyrosine kinase and IκB kinase. Inhibits inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cycloxygenase and lipoxygenase. Easily penetrates into the cytoplasm of cells, accumulating in membranous structures such as plasma membrane, endoplasmic reticulum and nuclear envelope.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

Other Notes

USP issued SDS can be found here.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

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Peer-Reviewed Papers
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