Cayman Chemical Item Number 10006212

(CAS 691410-93-2)

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α-Lipoic acid is a cyclic disulfide antioxidant that interconverts with its reduced dithiol form. It is an essential cofactor for decarboxylation reactions of the citric acid cycle and acts as a general antioxidant.1 AN-7 is a more lipophilic analog of α-lipoic acid with enhanced potency and 1.5-fold increased maximal capacity to stimulate glucose transport into myocytes.2 This identifies the analogs of lipoic acid as potential new treatments for diabetes.

1. Biewenga, G.P., Haenen, G.R.M.M., and Bast, A. The pharmacology of the antioxidant lipoic acid. Gen Pharmacol 29(3) 315-331 (1997).

2. Gruzman, A., Hidmi, A., Katzhendler, J., et al. Synthesis and characterization of new and potent α-lipoic acid derivatives. Bioorg Med Chem 12 1183-1190 (2004).

Formal Name 3-​(5-​[1,​2]dithiolan-​3yl-​pentanoylamino)-​propyl]-​amide
CAS Number 691410-93-2
Molecular Formula C19H34N2O2S4
Formula Weight 450.7
Formulation A crystalline solid
Purity ≥98%
λmax 331 nm
Stability 2 years
Storage -20°C
Shipping Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere
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5 mg $81.00 $0.00
10 mg $150.00 $0.00
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