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M9429

Sigma-Aldrich

Menadione

meets USP testing specifications

Synonym(s):
Vitamin K3, 2-Methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C11H8O2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
172.18
Beilstein:
1908453
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic (organic)

Agency

USP/NF
meets USP testing specifications

assay

98.5-101.0% dry basis

form

solid

mp

105-107 °C (lit.)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

SMILES string

CC1=CC(=O)c2ccccc2C1=O

InChI

1S/C11H8O2/c1-7-6-10(12)8-4-2-3-5-9(8)11(7)13/h2-6H,1H3

InChI key

MJVAVZPDRWSRRC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

human ... NQO1(1728)

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General description

Menadione (Vitamin K3) is the synthetic form of vitamin K. It has the structure similar to vitamin K1 and K2. Vitamin K1, K2 and K3 are biologically active. Water soluble forms of menadiones are used in swine and poultry diets.

Application

Menadione has been used:
  • to treat HL-60 cells as positive control for apoptosis for flow cytometry
  • as an oxidative stress inducer in transgenic embryos after 24 h of post fertilization
  • to treat HaCaT cell line, for quantifying total and oxidised glutathione

Packaging

25, 100 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Menadione is an oxidative stress inducer.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 3

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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