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(CAS RN:75330-75-5 Product Number:L0214)


Synonym 6α-Methylcompactin
Synonym Mevinolin
Synonym Monacolin K

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Product Number L0214

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Purity/Analysis Method >98.0%(HPLC)
Storage Temperature
M.F. / M.W. C24H36O5=404.55
CAS RN 75330-75-5
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MDL Number MFCD00072164
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Purity(HPLC) min. 98.0 area%
Specific rotation [a]20/D +320 to +340 deg(C=0.5, CH3CN)

Data of Reference

mp 179°C(lit.)


Reaxys-RN 4720754
PubChem SID 87560159
Merck Index(14) 5586
RTECS# EK7907000

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HS Number 2922.50.1400


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Lovastatin is a potent 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor. It was first isolated from in a fermentation broth of Aspergillus terreus in 1978, and taken into clinical development as potential agents for lowering LDL cholesterol. Lovastatin is an inactive lactone which is readily hydrolyzed in vivo to the corresponding active beta-hydroxy acid. The active acid inhibits the action of enzyme HMG-CoA reductase that catalyzes the rate-limiting step in cholesterol biosynthesis, resulting in the reduction of low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) and total cholesterol levels. (The product is for research purpose only.)


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