Agent Name

Magnesium mesoporphyrin

CAS Number

16755-93-4

Formula

C34-H34-Mg-N4-O4.2H

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Mg Mesoporphyrin; Mg-Mesoporphyrin; Magnesate(2-), (7,12-diethyl-3,8,13,17-tetramethyl-21H,23H-porphine-2,18-dipropanoato(4-)-N21,N22,N23,N24)-, dihydrogen, (SP-4-2)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Porphyrins

Sources/Uses

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

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