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Chrysophanol is extracted from Rheum palmatum L.. Stanford Chemicals has been providing quality Chrysophanol and many other natural plant extracts for over 25 years.

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Chrysophanol Safety Tips

Handling of Chrysophanol should only be performed by personnel trained and familiar with handling 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

Rheum palmatum L.


90%, 98% HPLC


Yellow powder


25 kg/drum


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

Shelf Life

2 years


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