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1,2-Dimethyl-3-hydroxypyrid-4-one (Deferiprone)


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A chelator that could replace disferrioxamine. It is orally and parenterally effective in the removal of iron in vivo from rabbits and mice and also from transferrin and ferritin in vitro.
Catalog #D3693-33
Melting Point 253-258ºC
Solubility Methanol (sparingly), Water
Method for determining IdentityProton NMR Spectroscopic Analysis
TLC ConditionsSiO2; Dichloromethane: Methanol; 9:1; Visualized with UV and KMnO4; Single spot; Rf=0.3.
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at RT for short-term only. Long-term storage is recommended at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial prior to removing the cap.
Molecular FormulaC7H9NO2
Molecular Weight139.15
Important NoteThis 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.
Alternate namesDeferiprone

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