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Cycloheximide is an antibiotic substance isolated from the beers of streptomycin-producing strains of Streptomyces griseus. Cycloheximide is used as fungicide.
Catalog #007324
Melting Point106-110°C
SolubilityChloroform, Methanol
Method for Determining IdentityProton NMR (CDCl3) Spectroscopic and Mass Spectrometric Analysis
TLC ConditionsSiO2; Dichloromethane: Methanol=9:1; Visualized with UV and AMCS; Single spot, Rf=0.5
Specific Rotation-24.4º (c=0.73, Chloroform)
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at RT for short-term only. Long-term storage is recommended at 4°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial and prior to removing the cap.
Important Note This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Toxicity and Hazards All products should be handled by qualified personnel only, trained in laboratory procedures.
CAS Number66-81-9
Molecular FormulaC15H23NO4
Molecular Weight281.35
FormSupplied as an off-white solid
Alternate names4-[(2R)-2-[(1S,3S,5S)-3,5-Dimethyl-2-oxocyclohexyl]-2-hydroxyethyl]-2,6-piperidinedione; 3-[2-(3,5-Dimethyl-2-oxocyclohexyl)-2-hydroxyethyl]glutarimide; Naramycin A; Acti-Aid; Acti-dione; Acti-dione BR; Acti-dione PM; Acti-dione TGF; Actidion; CHX; Cicloh

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