Catalog No. Size 价格库存数量
S0663-2 2mg solid ¥110
S0663-10 10mg solid ¥330


(-)-Alkannin, found in Alkanna tinctoria, is used as a food coloring. (-)-Alkannin shows anticancer activity, arrests cell cycle, and induces apoptosis. (-)-Alkannin improves hepatic inflammation in a Rho-kinase pathway.

Product information

CAS Number: 517-88-4

Molecular Weight: 288.30

Formula: C16H16O5

Chemical Name: 5, 8-dihydroxy-2-[(1S)-1-hydroxy-4-methylpent-3-enyl]naphthalene-1, 4-dione

Smiles: CC(C)=CCC(O)C1=CC(=O)C2=C(C1=O)C(O)=CC=C2O


InChi: InChI=1S/C16H16O5/c1-8(2)3-4-10(17)9-7-13(20)14-11(18)5-6-12(19)15(14)16(9)21/h3,5-7,10,17-19H,4H2,1-2H3

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: DMSO : 33.33 mg/mL (115.61 mM; Need ultrasonic)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200


  1. Hosokawa Y, et al. Alkannin inhibits CCL3 and CCL5 production in human periodontal ligament cells. Cell Biol Int. 2016 Dec;40(12):1380-1385.
  2. Huu Tung N, et al. Naphthoquinone components from Alkanna tinctoria (L.) Tausch show significant antiproliferative effects on human colorectal cancer cells. Phytother Res. 2013 Jan;27(1):66-70.
  3. Xue W, et al. Alkannin Inhibited Hepatic Inflammation in Diabetic Db/Db Mice. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2018;45(6):2461-2470.

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