Cannabinol (CAS 521-35-7): R&D Systems
Catalog Number: 3130
Alternate Names: CBN
Chemical Name: 6,6,9-Trimethyl-3-pentyl-6H-benzo[c]chromen-1-ol
Biological Activity
CB2 and CB1 receptor agonist (Ki values are 126 and 211 nM respectively). Inhibits adenylyl cyclase (EC50 values are 120 and 261 nM for CB1 and CB2 receptors respectively) and suppresses immune cell function. Major constituent of cannabis; displays little or no psychotropic activity.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
    310.43
  • Formula:
    C21H26O2
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 50 mM in DMSO and to 10 mM in ethanol
  • Storage:
    Store at -20°C
  • CAS No:
    521-35-7
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Background References
  1. Cannabinol derivatives: binding to cannabinoid receptors and inhibition of adenylyl cyclase.
    Rhee et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1997;40:3228
  2. Inhibition of the cyclic AMP signaling cascade and nuclear factor binding to CRE and kB elements by cannabinol, a minimally CNS-active cannabinoid.
    Herring et al.
    Biochem.Pharmacol., 1998;55:1013
  3. Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinol activate capsaicin-sensitive sensory nerves via a CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptor-independent mechanism.
    Zygmunt et al.
    J.Neurosci., 2002;22:4720

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