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Why You Buy Bulk Tasimelteon From Here?
#1. High Purity:
we have 98%, 99% and 99.9% type for you to choose freely
#2. Fast shipment:
Tracking number can be arranged within 4 days.
#3. Sample For Quality Approval is Available
Contact us directly for a sample if you need it before order.
#4. Testing Spectra Available
Testing spectra are available for your approval.
#5. Low MOQ:
our moq starts from 1 G
What is Tasimelteon?
Cas number: 609799-22-6
Molecular weight: 245.32g/mol
Molecular formula: C15H19NO2
It is a white to off-white powder with a purity of 99% or more. It is one of the novel active molecules for insomnia. It was first developed for the treatment of insomnia and other sleep disorders and later approved for the treatment of non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder (Non-24, N24, and N24HSWD).
Powder in amber bottles
Tasimelteon vs Melatonin
Though it is a derivative of melatonin, they have their differences. Below is a comparison of them.
1.Different categories. (Tasimelteon is regarded as an api, melatonin is treated as a nutritional supplement)
Tasimelteon is an active pharmaceutical ingredient and it was granted as an orphan drug by the FDA in 2010, while Melatonin is regarded as a nutritional supplement. China State FDA has different requirements for pharmaceutical ingredients and food supplements.
2. Melatonin is safer.
Researches have shown that low-dose melatonin is safe for children. You can check melatonin powder for more details.
3. Cost Difference. (its pure powder costs 2500 times than melatonin)
1G tasimelteon is worth almost 10kg Melatonin. The cost difference is mainly caused by: 1) the production scale. 2) Synthesis steps.
Small demands as an active ingredient of medicines compared with melatonin with huge demands from the market as a healthcare supplement, melaonin wins easily. The commercialized production scale has reduced melatonin price to about 180usd/kg or less.
4. Synthesis process.
Its shortest synthesis route has 6 steps, and the longest route of synthesis has 18 steps. Longer synthesis steps means less yeild with the same amount of starting materials.
While there is one-step synthesis method for melatonin and even the longest route only has 3 steps. You can check the routes below:
tasimelteon synthesis route
melatonin synthesis route
5. Isomer and Chirality.
As you can see from their chemical structures, tasimelteon is chiral and melatonin is not.
Isomers are also known as impurities. Due to long synthesis steps for tasimelteon, tasimelteon has 6 isomers. Melatonin only has 3 impurites.
As you can see from their structures, tasimelteon is less stable than melatonin. This is decided by the triangle structure within it.
Tasimelteon vs Ramelteon
1. Usage differences as medicines and approval date by US FDA
Ramelteon is mainly used for delayed sleep onset, one particular symptoms of insomnia. It is marketed as Rozerem and approved by US FDA in 2005. It is a good and non-addictive sleep medicine.
While tasimelteon, marketed as Hetlioz, is mainly used to treat sleep disorders, especially non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder. US FDA first approved in 2013. It is approved to help blind people get their sleeping circle back.
Ramelteon is regarded as safe to use for people over 65 years old. Tasimelteon has no guarantee of safety on this aspect. None of them are recommended for children though.
3. Cost difference.
The price of pure ramelteon is 10 times lower. The cost difference can be caused by the synthesis difficulties. Also tasimelteon is a relatively novel molecule compared to ramelteon.
From its structure we can see the triangle part, which is very sensitive to light, heat, and moisture. That’s why all our molecule is either packed in amber bottles or sealed in alu-foil bags. We need to take extra care for it.
How Much Does Tasimelteon Cost? (Last update 2020.09.02)
Our price for commercial order quantities as 1000g is about 1500USD/G as FOB Shanghai.
For quantities less than 10g, the estimated cost is around 2000USD/G.
For more accurate prices, please contact us directly. You can also check prices from other chemical suppliers for your ref as below.
Price from adooq is 250usd/50mg
Price from chem scene is 490usd/100mg
Price from sigma is 278usd/50mg
If you are looking for pure powder for research, look no further! Octagonchem will be your first choice.
You can see our price is around 2000usd/g for small quantities as above.
From the prices above you can the cost from reagent companies is 500usd/100mg. If you order grams of it, you only need to pay 2000usd/g. If you buy 1g from reagent companies, they will charge you at least 4000usd.
Contact us now for a quick order before it is still in stock. We have hundreds of grams in stock for sale.
How Do You Ship and Store Tasimelteon Powder?
Pure tasimelteon powder is suitable for shipment by air or by courier. (Not recommended for shipment by sea because it takes too long)
It is tested and regarded as a common chemical by our authorities. It is not poisonous, not flammable, not explosive and odorless.
But it is very sensitive to sunlight and heat, you can tell that by the carbon triangle in its structure. So it is better to make the shipping period as short as possible.
It is also recommended to ship and store it under low temperature to keep it in good condition.
Where Can I Buy Tasimelteon In Canada?
The answer is yes.
There are plenty of famous chemical reagent suppliers in Canada such TRC-Canada. Sigma also ships to canada, no doubt about it.
The good news is we have distributors in canada and you can contact us for your local chemical distributor details.
If you think prices from local sellers are not good, we also have shipping agents who can ship it safely to Canada. We make sure you can receive it safely.