Agent Name

Digitonin

CAS Number

11024-24-1

Formula

C56-H92-O29

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Digitin; Digitogenin, glycoside; Digitonine; beta-D-Galactopyranoside, (2alpha,3beta,5alpha,15beta,25R)-2,15-dihydroxyspirostan-3-yl O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-3)-O-beta-D-galactopyranosyl-(1-2)-O-(beta-D-xylopyranosyl-(1-3))-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-4)-; beta-D-Galactopyranoside, (2alpha,3beta,5alpha,15beta,25R)-2,15-dihydroxyspirostan-3-yl O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1->3)-O-beta-D-galactopyranosyl-(1->2)-O-(beta-D-xylopyranosyl-(1->3))-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1->4)-; beta-D-Galactopyranoside, (2alpha,3beta,5alpha,15beta,25R)-2,15-dihydroxyspirostan-3-yl O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1.fwdarw.3)-O-beta-D-galactopyranosyl-(1.fwdarw.2)-O-(beta-D-xylopyranosyl-(1.fwdarw.3))-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1.fwdarw.4)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biochemical Research

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a laboratory reagent for the determination of cholesterol; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes changes in blood serum composition, hypoglycemia, and effects on lipids in acute oral studies of rats; [RTECS] An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [NTP] May cause irritation; Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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