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Camptothecin is extracted from Camptotheca acuminata Decne. Stanford Chemicals has been providing quality Camptothecin and many other natural plant extracts for over 25 years.

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Camptothecin Safety Tips

Handling of Camptothecin should only be performed by personnel trained and familiar with handling of potent active pharmaceutical ingredients. Moderate to severe irritant to the skin and eyes.


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Product Name




Molecular Formula


Molecular Weight


Botanical Source

Camptotheca acuminata Decne


98% HPLC


Light yellow powder


25 kg/drum


Stored in cool & dry places, protected from direct sunlight and heat.

Shelf Life

2 years


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