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Dexamethasone structure
Chemical Name:
DXM;Dxms;Dexa;mk125;Dexone;Dezone;Hl-dex;Corson;MK 125;Dexason
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
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Dexamethasone Properties

Melting point:
262-264 °C(lit.)
75 º (c=1, dioxane)
1.1283 (estimate)
refractive index 
76 ° (C=1, Dioxane)
Flash point:
storage temp. 
ethanol: 1 mg/mL
Water Solubility 
10 mg/100 mL (25 ºC)
Light Sensitive
Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, acid anhydrides, acid chlorides. May be light sensitive.
CAS DataBase Reference
50-02-2(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Prednisolone, 9alpha-fluoro-16alpha-methyl-(50-02-2)
EPA Substance Registry System
Pregna-1,4-diene- 3,20-dione, 9-fluoro-11,17,21-trihydroxy- 16-methyl-, (11.beta.,16.alpha.)-(50-02-2)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
Hazard Codes  Xi,Xn,T,F
Risk Statements  43-40-36/37/38-20/21/22-42/43-39/23/24/25-23/24/25-11
Safety Statements  36/37-45-36-26-22-16
RIDADR  UN1230 - class 3 - PG 2 - Methanol, solution
WGK Germany  2
RTECS  TU3980000
HS Code  29372210
Hazardous Substances Data 50-02-2(Hazardous Substances Data)
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H225 Highly Flammable liquid and vapour Flammable liquids Category 2 Danger P210,P233, P240, P241, P242, P243,P280, P303+ P361+P353, P370+P378,P403+P235, P501
H361 Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child Reproductive toxicity Category 2 Warning P201, P202, P281, P308+P313, P405,P501
H370 Causes damage to organs Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure Category 1 Danger P260, P264, P270, P307+P311, P321,P405, P501
Precautionary statements:
P201 Obtain special instructions before use.
P202 Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. — No smoking.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P308+P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
P370+P378 In case of fire: Use … for extinction.
P405 Store locked up.
P403+P235 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.

Dexamethasone price More Price(24)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich D1756 Dexamethasone ≥98% (HPLC), powder 50-02-2 25mg $31.4 2018-11-23 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich D-085 Dexamethasone solution 1.0mg/mL in methanol, ampule of 1mL, certified reference material 50-02-2 085-1ml $62.8 2018-11-20 Buy
Alfa Aesar A17590 Dexamethasone, 98% 50-02-2 1g $93.5 2018-11-13 Buy
Alfa Aesar A17590 Dexamethasone, 98% 50-02-2 5g $311 2018-11-13 Buy
Cayman Chemical 11015 Dexamethasone ≥98% 50-02-2 5g $220 2018-11-13 Buy

Dexamethasone Chemical Properties,Uses,Production


Dexamethasone is an Anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid that is used to treat inflammatory and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and bronchospasm. It is useful to study apoptosis, cell signaling pathways and gene expression. It is associated with marbofloxacin and clotrimazole and finds application in veterinary medicine to treat difficult ear infections in dogs. It is also used to treat horses with swelling of of distal limbs and general bruising in combination with trichlormethiazide.
Dexamethasone induces the production of phospholipase A2 inhibitory protein (lipocortin). It also inhibits induction of nitric oxide synthase (IC50=5 nM). Dexamethasone has been shown to cause reduction in cyclin A and Cd k2 activity, inhibition of G1/S transition in osteoblasts and inhibition of phosphorylation of Rb protein in vitro. Dexamethasone has been observed to induce apoptosis in human thymocytes and eosinophils, but inhibits apoptosis in neutrophils in vitro. Dexamethasone is an activator of IDO.
Dexamethasone Inhibits the expression of the inducible but not the constitutive nitric oxide synthase in vascular endothelial cells (IC50=5 nM). Dexamethasone regulates T cell survival, growth, and differentiation.Enhances active cation transport in aortic smooth muscle cells by stimulating the Na+-K+ pump. Has anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties. Induces apoptosis in human thymocytes. In general, 500-1000 nM of dexamethasone is sufficient to induce apoptosis following a 6-hour incubation at 37°C.

Side Effects

Dexamethasone is a artificially synthetic glucocorticoid, belonging to a long-term glucocorticoid drugs. Glucocorticoids can promote the metabolism of the three major nutrients while preventing protein synthesis with long-term topical being able to causing more serious consequences. However, the adverse effects should be much smaller than oral medication. Common side effects of systemic corticosteroid include:
It can cause stomach discomfort and increased sensitivity to stomach ulcers.
It can Increase the appetite and results in a significant increase in body weight.
Potential patients with diabetes: glucose intolerance in patients with aggravating existing diabetes.
It can cause mental illness including personality changes, irritability, agitation, and mania.
It can be used for the long-term treatment of osteoporosis: pathological fractures (such as hip).
It can cause elevated liver enzymes, fatty liver degeneration (usually reversible).
For patients of nephrotic syndrome, applying long-term high-dose medication is likely to cause large side effects such as gastrointestinal ulcers and avascular necrosis. For treatment of nephrotic syndrome, it is better to apply prednisone acetate tablets.
Dexamethasone can be used for the treatment of high altitude cerebral edema and pulmonary edema. Upon climbing expeditions, people can apply it to alleviate altitude sickness.
Combination with marbofloxacin and clotrimazole, etc. can be used for treating the ear infection and allergies of a dog or a bird.
The above information is edited by the chemicalbook of Dai Xiongfeng.

Drug Reactions

Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid known as a glucocorticoid. Corticosteroids are meant to resemble a naturally occurring hormone produced in the adrenal cortex, cortisol. Corticosteroids act on the immune system by blocking the production of substances that trigger inflammatory and immune responses.
Dexamethasone may react with these drugs:
Daunorubicin HCl
Doxorubicin HCl
Phenytoin sodium

Chemical Properties

White or almost white, crystalline powder.



brand name

Aeroseb-Dex (Allergan); Decadron (Merck); Dexone (Solvay Pharmaceuticals); Hexadrol (Organon); Maxidex (Alcon); Mymethasone (Morton Grove).

General Description

Odorless white to off-white crystalline powder with a slightly bitter taste.

General Description

Dexamethasone, 9-fluoro-11β,17,21-trihydroxy-16α-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione,is the 16 -isomer of betamethasone.
Dexamethasone acetate, USP (21-acetate)
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate, USP (21-sodiumphosphate).

Air & Water Reactions

Insoluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

Dexamethasone may be sensitive to prolonged exposure to light. Dexamethasone is incompatible with strong oxidizers, strong acids, acid chlorides and acid anhydrides. Oxidation may occur with bases.

Fire Hazard

Flash point data for Dexamethasone are not available; however, Dexamethasone is probably combustible.

Biological Activity

Glucocorticoid; anti-inflammatory. Reduces levels of activated NF- κ B in immature dendritic cells (DCs) and inhibits differentiation into mature DCs.

Safety Profile

Poison by intraperitoneal and subcutaneous routes. An experimental teratogen. Experimental reproductive effects. Mutation data reported. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of F-.

Purification Methods

Dexamethasone has been recrystallised from Et2O or small volumes of EtOAc. Its solubility in H2O is 10 mg/100mL at 25o; and is freely soluble in Me2CO, EtOH and CHCl3. [Arth et al. J Am Chem Soc 80 3161 1958; for the -methyl isomer see Taub et al. J Am Chem Soc 82 4025 1960, see Beilstein 8 IV 3501.]

Dexamethasone Preparation Products And Raw materials

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View Lastest Price from Dexamethasone manufacturers

Image Release date Product Price Min. Order Purity Supply Ability Manufacturer
2019-04-01 Dexamethasone
US $1.00 / kg 100g 99.9% 10tons Hebei Jimi Trading Co., Ltd.
2018-08-20 Dexamethasone
US $1.00 / KG 1G 98% 100KG career henan chemical co
2018-08-20 Dexamethasone
US $1.00 / KG 1G 98% 100KG career henan chemical co

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