Catalog Number: 3811
Chemical Name: 1,3,8-Trihydroxy-6-methyl-9,10-anthracenedione
Biological Activity
Naturally occurring anthraquinone that displays a range of biological activities. Exhibits anti-inflammatory, antitumor and neuroprotective effects.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
    270.24
  • Formula:
    C15H10O5
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in 1eq. NaOH and to 50 mM in DMSO
  • Purity:
    >97%
  • Storage:
    Store at +4°C
  • CAS No:
    518-82-1
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis. All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.
Background References
  1. Neuroprotective effects of emodin in rat cortical neurons against β-amyloid-induced neurotoxicity.
    Liu et al.
    Brain Res., 2010;1347:149
  2. Emodin-mediated protection from acute myocardial infarction via inhibition of inflammation and apoptosis in local ischemic myocardium.
    Wu et al.
    Life Sci., 2007;81:1332
  3. Anti-tumor activity of emodin against human chronic myelocytic leukemia K562 cell lines in vitro and in vivo.
    Chun-Guang et al.
    Eur.J.Pharmacol., 2010;627:33

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