Botanical Source: Artemisia Annua L.
Other names: Qinghaosu, Arteannuin, Artemisinine
CAS No.: 63968-64-9
Plant Part Used: Leaf
Molecular Formula: C15H22O5
Molecular Weight: 282.34
Appearance: White needle crystal
Specification: Artemisinin 99% by HPLC
Artemisinin is also known as Qinghaosu and its derivatives are a group of drugs that possess the most rapid action of all current drugs against Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Treatments containing an artemisinin derivative (artemisinin-combination therapies, ACTs) are now standard treatment worldwide for P. Falciparum malaria. The starting compound artemisinin is isolated from the plant Artemisia annua, sweet wormwood, a herb employed in Chinese traditional medicine.
Treatment of Falciparum malaria and brain type malaria;
Attacking the cancer cells;
Killing trichomonas vaginalis;
Antibacterial, Artemisinin has anti-influenza virus effect;
Also can be used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus and DLE;
Treat schistosomiasis and leptospirosis.
|Analysis Items||Specifications||Results|| Methods used|
|Appearance||Colorless Crystal powder||Conforms||Visual test|
|Artemisinin, identification by IR Corresponds qualitatively to the |
|Corresponds qualitatively to the comparison||Conforms||/|
|Assay||Artemisinin 99%min.||99.81%||By HPLC|
|Related substance ||No More than 2.0% in each case||Conforms||HPLC|
|Total related substance ||NMT 5.0%||Conforms||HPLC|
|Clarity to the solution 1 %( m/v)||Clear to slightly opalescent||Clear||/|
|Optical RotationD20|| +75°-- +78°|| +75.8°||Optical Rotator|
|Moisture Content (5g)||NMT 0.5%||0.18%||1g / 80ºC|
|Residue on Ignition (2g)||NMT 0.1%||0.02%||1g/600-750ºC|
|Microbiological Data||Total Plate Count<1,000cfu/g||< 200 cfu/g||GB 4789.2|
|Total Yeast & Mold<100cfu/g||< 50 cfu/g ||GB 4789.15|
|E. Coli to be absent /g||Absent||GB 4789.3|
|Staphylococcus to be absent/g||Absent||GB 4789.10|
|Salmonella to be absent/g||Absent||GB 4789.4|
|Packing and Storage||Packed in fiber drum, LDPE bag inside. Net weight: 25kgs/drum. |
|Keep tightly sealed, store away from moisture, strong heat and sunlight.|
|Shelf Life||3 years if sealed and stored in the recommended conditions.|
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