cantharidin chemical properties
product name: cantharidin
synonyms: (2r,6s)-2,6-dimethyl-4,10-dioxatricyclo[18.104.22.168~2,6~]decan-3,5-dion ; (2r,6s)-2,6-dimethyl-4,10-dioxatricyclo[22.214.171.124~2,6~]decane-3,5-dione ; (2r,6s)-2,6-diméthyl-4,10-dioxatricyclo[126.96.36.199~2,6~]décane-3,5-dione ; (3ar,7as)-3a,7a-dimethylhexahydro-4,7-epoxy-2-benzofuran-1,3-dione
molecular formula of cantharidin (cas no.56-25-7) : c10h12o4
molecular weight of cantharidin (cas no.56-25-7) : 196.20
cas no: 56-25-7
product categories: chiral
mol file: 56-25-7.mol
merck : 13,1757
index of refraction: 1.547
surface tension: 49.2 dyne/cm
density: 1.362 g/cm3
flash point: 146.2 °c
enthalpy of vaporization: 56.91 kj/mol
boiling point: 326.9 °c at 760 mmhg
vapour pressure: 0.00021 mmhg at 25°c
melting point 215-217 ºc
appearance:white to light yellow crystal powder
cantharidin was first isolated by pierre robiquet in 1810. it is an odorless and colorless solid at room temperature. it is secreted by the male blister beetle and given to the female during the mating. afterwards the female beetle will cover its eggs with it as a defense against predators. the complete mechanism of the biosynthesis is currently unknown. if cantharidin is ingested, it severely irritates the urinary tract as it is excreted, causing swelling of the genitalia. this can cause a harmful condition known as priapism in men, where an erection lasts more than about four hours.
1. cantharidin (cas no.56-25-7) is used in biochemical research, clinically as antineoplastic agents, mainly for primary liver cancer, it is often used in conjunction with other antineoplastic agents.
2. cantharidin (cas no.56-25-7) is used as hydroxycanthayridimide intermediates.
raw materials magnesium stearate -->magnesium trisilicate-->oils, animal, mixed with vegetable oil me esters, sulfurized -->pioneer blue natural rubber latex gloves, size 9
cantharidin (cas no.56-25-7) can be extracted from the insect cantharis body,also can be chemically synthes