Agent Name

Uroporphyrin III octamethyl ester

CAS Number

15435-60-6

Formula

C48-H54-N4-O16

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

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

Category

Porphyrins

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

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

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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