Agent Name

Coproporphyrin III tetramethyl ester

CAS Number

5522-63-4

Formula

C40-H46-N4-O8

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

21H,23H-Porphine-2,7,12,18-tetrapropanoic acid, 3,8,13,17-tetramethyl-, 2,7,12,18-tetramethyl ester; 21H,23H-Porphine-2,7,12,18-tetrapropanoic acid, 3,8,13,17-tetramethyl-, tetramethyl ester; Tetramethyl 3,8,13,17-tetramethyl-21H,23H-porphine-2,7,12,18-tetrapropionate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Porphyrins

Description

Red to purple crystals; [Strem Chemicals MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Porphyrins are naturally occurring pigments that include heme in hemoglobin. They are cyclic structures composed of four pyrrole subunits. [Britannica]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Strem Chemicals MSDS]

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