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powder, γ-irradiated, BioXtra, suitable for cell culture, ≥80% (HPLC)

9α-Fluoro-16α-methylprednisolone, 9α-Fluoro-16α-methyl-11β,17α,21-trihydroxy-1,4-pregnadiene-3,20-dione, Prednisolone F, (11β,16α)-9-Fluoro-11,17,21-trihydroxy-16-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione
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biological source

synthetic (organic)



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≥80% (HPLC)




4-500 ng/mL


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


262-264 °C (lit.)


ethanol: 1 mL/vial, clear

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Dexamethasone has been used as a component of osteogenic differentiation medium. It has also been used to study apoptosis, cell signaling pathways and gene expression.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Dexamethasone has immunosuppressant and antiemetic properties. It is used to treat postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). Dexamethasone plays an important role in cardiac transplant, sepsis, cancer and other pathologic disorders. It elevates the level of heat shock proteins. It is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid with a range of effects on cell survival, cell signaling and gene expression.
Glucocorticoid anti-inflammatory agent. Regulates T cell survival, growth, and differentiation. Inhibits the induction of nitric oxide synthase.

Physical form

powder 2-8 °C; stock-frozen in working aliquots, avoid repeated freeze/thaw


To prepare 20 μg/ml stock solution: add 1 ml absolute ethanol; gently swirl to dissolve; add 49 ml sterile medium while mixing.


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Hazard Classifications

Repr. 1B

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

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    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

  5. What is the best way to dissolve Product D8893, Dexamethasone?

    The solubility of dexamethasone is <0.01 mg/mL in water and 24 mg/mL in H5784 (a 45% w/v solution of 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin).

  6. What is the solubility of Product D8893, Dexamethasone, in ethanol?

    The product is soluble in 95% ethanol (1mg/mL), yielding a clear, colorless solution. A 20 μg/mL stock solution can be formed by adding 49 mL of media to 1 mL of a 1 mg/mL ethanol stock.

  7. What is the solubility of Product D8893, Dexamethasone, in DMSO?

    The solubility of dexamethasone in DMSO is 606 mg/mL at 25°C.

  8. What solution stability information do you have available for Product D8893, Dexamethasone?

    We would recommend that you store stock solutions in working aliquots frozen at -20°C. It is best to avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

  9. How do the dexamethasone products D8893 and the D4902 compare?

    They are the same except for the sterility. D8893 has been g-irradiated, so it is sterile. The D4902 is not necessarily sterile. Both are cell culture tested by Sigma.

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