Product: Amsacrine HCl
Catalog Number: 17334
CAS Number: 54301-15-4
Synonyms: m-AMSA;
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Formula: C21H19N3O3S • HCl
Chemical Purity: >98%
Molecular Weight: 429.92
Structure: Amsacrine HCl
Appearance: Powder
Category: Anti-cancer compounds
Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Light sensitive


IATA: Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Number: UN2811; Packing Group: III; Shipping Name: Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s. (Amsacrine hydrochloride)

Literature References:

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Amsacrine hydrochloride is a DNA topoisomerase II inhibitor