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MedKoo CAT#: 571455

CAS#: 89778-26-7 (free base)

Description: Toremifene is an oral selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) which helps oppose the actions of estrogen in the body. It is antagonistic on mammary and uterine tissue. Licensed in the United States under the brand name Fareston, toremifene is FDA-approved for use in advanced (metastatic) breast cancer. It is also being evaluated for prevention of prostate cancer under the brand name Acapodene.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 89778-26-7 (free base)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 571455
Name: Toremifene
CAS#: 89778-26-7 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C26H28ClNO
Exact Mass: 405.1859
Molecular Weight: 405.97
Elemental Analysis: C, 76.92; H, 6.95; Cl, 8.73; N, 3.45; O, 3.94

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Related CAS #: 89778-27-8 (citrate)   89778-26-7 (free base)  

Synonym: Toremifene; Acapodene; Farestone

IUPAC/Chemical Name: Ethanamine, 2-(4-((1Z)-4-chloro-1,2-diphenyl-1-butenyl)phenoxy)-N,N-dimethyl-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C26H28ClNO/c1-28(2)19-20-29-24-15-13-23(14-16-24)26(22-11-7-4-8-12-22)25(17-18-27)21-9-5-3-6-10-21/h3-16H,17-20H2,1-2H3/b26-25-


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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2: Hariri W, Sudha T, Bharali DJ, Cui H, Mousa SA. Nano-Targeted Delivery of Toremifene, an Estrogen Receptor-α Blocker in Prostate Cancer. Pharm Res. 2015 Aug;32(8):2764-74. doi: 10.1007/s11095-015-1662-x. Epub 2015 Mar 12. PubMed PMID: 25762087.

3: Fiore M, Colombo C, Radaelli S, Callegaro D, Palassini E, Barisella M, Morosi C, Baldi GG, Stacchiotti S, Casali PG, Gronchi A. Hormonal manipulation with toremifene in sporadic desmoid-type fibromatosis. Eur J Cancer. 2015 Dec;51(18):2800-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2015.08.026. Epub 2015 Nov 18. PubMed PMID: 26602014.

4: Kimura M, Tominaga T, Kimijima I, Takatsuka Y, Takashima S, Nomura Y, Kasumi F, Yamaguchi A, Masuda N, Noguchi S, Eshima N. Phase III randomized trial of toremifene versus tamoxifen for Japanese postmenopausal patients with early breast cancer. Breast Cancer. 2014 May;21(3):275-83. doi: 10.1007/s12282-012-0394-6. Epub 2012 Sep 12. PubMed PMID: 22968626.

5: Smith MR, Morton RA, Barnette KG, Sieber PR, Malkowicz SB, Rodriguez D, Hancock ML, Steiner MS. Toremifene to reduce fracture risk in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. J Urol. 2013 Jan;189(1 Suppl):S45-50. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.11.016. PubMed PMID: 23234631.

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11: De Cremer K, Delattin N, De Brucker K, Peeters A, Kucharíková S, Gerits E, Verstraeten N, Michiels J, Van Dijck P, Cammue BP, Thevissen K. Oral administration of the broad-spectrum antibiofilm compound toremifene inhibits Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation in vivo. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Dec;58(12):7606-10. doi: 10.1128/AAC.03869-14. Epub 2014 Oct 6. PubMed PMID: 25288093; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4249581.

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