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Rhein is used to inhibit growth factor beta-1 induced plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 in endothelial cells. It acts as an antibacterial agent against Staphylococcus aureus. It is also used as a laxative. Further, it is employed as a pharmaceutical intermediate.
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Qu, H.; Wang, Y.; Shan, W.; Zhang, Y.; Feng, H.; Sai, J.; Wang, Q.; Zhao, Y. Development of ELISA for detection of Rh1 and Rg2 and potential method of immunoaffinity chromatography for separation of epimers. J. Chromatogr. B 2015, 985, 197-205.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.