Dexamethasone AcetateA glucocorticoid

Dexamethasone Acetate (CAS 1177-87-3)

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Application: A glucocorticoid
CAS Number: 1177-87-3
Purity: ≥99%
Molecular Weight: 434.5
Molecular Formula: C24H31FO6
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Dexamethasone Acetate is a glucocorticoid with anti-inflammatory properties. One possible mode of action of the anti-inflammatory properties has been documented by Dexamethasone Acetate inhibitiing upregulation of ICAM-1 (intercellular adhesion molecule-1) in cultured human mast cells. The compound also displays anti mitotic activity against chemically transformed mouse fibroblasts by halting mitosis from entering the S-phase. Dexamethasone Acetate has also been determined to markedly decrease the number of activated macrophages. In addition, Dexamethasone Acetate has been observed to significantly decrease mRNA levels of TPH2 (tryptophan hydroxylase-2) in the raphe nuclei of C57/Bl6 mice.


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Appearance :
Crystalline powder
Physical State :
Solubility :
Soluble in alcohol, DMSO (87 mg/ml at 25° C), water (<1 mg/ml at 25° C), ethanol (20 mg/ml at 25° C), and methanol.
Storage :
Store at 4° C
Melting Point :
225° C (dec.)
Boiling Point :
579.39° C at 760 mmHg (Predicted)
Density :
1.30 g/cm3 (Predicted)
Refractive Index :
n20D 1.57 (Predicted)
Optical Activity :
α20/D 85°±3°, c = 1 in Dioxane
pK Values :
pKa: 12.08 (Predicted)
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.
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Merck Index :
14: 2943
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