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Hypericin

EINECS 208-941-0
CAS No. 548-04-9 Density 1.915 g/cm3
Solubility 1 M NaOH: 10 mg/mL Melting Point 299-301 °C
Formula C30H16O8 Boiling Point 1020.3 °C at 760 mmHg
Molecular Weight 504.45 Flash Point 584.6 °C
Transport Information UN 2811 Appearance Fine Powder
Safety 22-36 Risk Codes 22-40
Molecular Structure Molecular Structure of 548-04-9 (Hypericin) Hazard Symbols HarmfulXn
Synonyms

Cyclo-Werol;Hypericum red;NSC 407313;Phenanthro[1,10,9,8-opqra]perylene-7,14-dione,1,3,4,6,8,13-hexahydroxy-10,11-dimethyl-, stereoisomer;St John Wort Extract;

 

Hypericin Chemical Properties

Molecular structure of Hypericin (CAS NO.548-04-9) is:

Product Name: Hypericin
CAS Registry Number: 548-04-9
Molecular Weight: 504.44324 [g/mol]
Molecular Formula: C30H16O8
XLogP3-AA: 6.9
H-Bond Donor: 6
H-Bond Acceptor: 8 
EINECS: 208-941-0
Melting Point: 299-301°C
Sensitive: Light Sensitive
Surface Tension: 150.2 dyne/cm
Density: 1.915 g/cm3
Flash Point: 584.6 °C
Enthalpy of Vaporization: 154.17 kJ/mol
Boiling Point: 1020.3 °C at 760 mmHg 
Product Categories: Anthraquinones, Hydroquinones and Quinones;Natural Plant Extract;Nutraceuticals;Antitumour;plant extract

Hypericin Uses

 Hypericin (CAS NO.548-04-9) is mainly used as an indicator of cancerous cells. In addition, Hypericin is under research as an agent in photodynamic therapy, whereby a biochemical is absorbed by an organism to be later activated with spectrum-specific light from specialized lamps or laser sources, for therapeutic purposes.

Hypericin Safety Profile

Hazard Codes: HarmfulXn
Risk Statements: 22-40 
R22:Harmful if swallowed. 
R40:Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.
Safety Statements: 22-36 
S22:Do not breathe dust. 
S36:Wear suitable protective clothing.
RIDADR: 2811
WGK Germany: 3
F: 8

Hypericin Specification

 Hypericin , its cas register number is 548-04-9. It also can be called 1,3,4,6,8,13-Hexahydroxy-10,11-di-methylphenanthro(1,10,9,8,opqra)perylene-7,14-dione; 4,5,7,4',5',7'-Hexahydroxy-2,2'-dimethylnaphthodianthrone ; 4,5,7,4',5',7'-Hexahydroxy-2,2'-dimethyl-mesonapthtodianthron ; Hypericum red .It is a red-coloured anthraquinone-derivative.

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