Piscidic acid

Piscidic acid
Product Name Piscidic acid
CAS No.: 469-65-8
Catalog No.: CFN91622
Molecular Formula: C11H12O7
Molecular Weight: 256.21 g/mol
Purity: >=98%
Type of Compound: Phenols
Physical Desc.: Powder
Source: The herbs of Lotus corniculatus
Solvent: Chloroform, Dichloromethane, Ethyl Acetate, DMSO, Acetone, etc.
Price: $318/5mg
Piscidic acid acts as an inhibitor of cholesterol permeation through Caco-2 cell monolayers and as an inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase. Piscidic acid have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
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Providing storage is as stated on the product vial and the vial is kept tightly sealed, the product can be stored for up to 24 months(2-8C).

Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20C. Generally, these will be useable for up to two weeks. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

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The packaging of the product may have turned upside down during transportation, resulting in the natural compounds adhering to the neck or cap of the vial. take the vial out of its packaging and gently shake to let the compounds fall to the bottom of the vial. for liquid products, centrifuge at 200-500 RPM to gather the liquid at the bottom of the vial. try to avoid loss or contamination during handling.
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