Verubecestat free base

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CAS#: 1286770-55-5 (free base)

Description: Verubecestat, also known as MK-8931 or SCH 900931, is a potent and selective beta-secretase inhibitor, and BACE1 protein inhibitor or Beta-site APP-cleaving enzyme 1 inhibitor. Verubecestat is a promising novel therapeutic drug candidate in Alzheimer's disease. Verubecestat reduced Aβ cerebral spinal fluids (CSF) levels up to 92% and was well tolerated by patients.

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Verubecestat free base
CAS# 1286770-55-5 (free base)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 330124
Name: Verubecestat free base
CAS#: 1286770-55-5 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C17H17F2N5O3S
Exact Mass: 409.102
Molecular Weight: 409.41
Elemental Analysis: C, 49.87; H, 4.19; F, 9.28; N, 17.11; O, 11.72; S, 7.83

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Synonym: MK-8931; MK 8931; MK8931; MK-8931-009; SCH 900931; SCH-900931; SCH900931; Verubecestat free base,

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (R)-N-(3-(3-amino-2,5-dimethyl-1,1-dioxido-5,6-dihydro-2H-1,2,4-thiadiazin-5-yl)-4-fluorophenyl)-5-fluoropicolinamide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C17H17F2N5O3S/c1-17(9-28(26,27)24(2)16(20)23-17)12-7-11(4-5-13(12)19)22-15(25)14-6-3-10(18)8-21-14/h3-8H,9H2,1-2H3,(H2,20,23)(H,22,25)/t17-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O=C(NC1=CC=C(F)C([C@@](C2)(C)N=C(N)N(C)S2(=O)=O)=C1)C3=NC=C(F)C=C3

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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1: Thaisrivongs DA, Morris WJ, Tan L, Song ZJ, Lyons TW, Waldman JH, Naber JR, Chen W, Chen L, Zhang B, Yang J. A Next Generation Synthesis of BACE1 Inhibitor Verubecestat (MK-8931). Org Lett. 2018 Mar 16;20(6):1568-1571. doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b00259. Epub 2018 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 29481097.

2: Chen W, Meng D, N'Zemba B, Morris WJ. Palladium-Catalyzed Enantioselective Synthesis of Cyclic Sulfamidates and Application to a Synthesis of Verubecestat. Org Lett. 2018 Mar 2;20(5):1265-1268. doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b03639. Epub 2018 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 29461065.

3: Barhate CL, Lopez DA, Makarov AA, Bu X, Morris WJ, Lekhal A, Hartman R, Armstrong DW, Regalado EL. Macrocyclic glycopeptide chiral selectors bonded to core-shell particles enables enantiopurity analysis of the entire verubecestat synthetic route. J Chromatogr A. 2018 Mar 2;1539:87-92. doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2018.01.042. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 29397980.

4: Geerts H, Spiros A, Roberts P. Impact of amyloid-beta changes on cognitive outcomes in Alzheimer's disease: analysis of clinical trials using a quantitative systems pharmacology model. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2018 Feb 2;10(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s13195-018-0343-5. PubMed PMID: 29394903; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5797372.

5: Villarreal S, Zhao F, Hyde LA, Holder D, Forest T, Sondey M, Chen X, Sur C, Parker EM, Kennedy ME. Chronic Verubecestat Treatment Suppresses Amyloid Accumulation in Advanced Aged Tg2576-AβPPswe Mice Without Inducing Microhemorrhage. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;59(4):1393-1413. doi: 10.3233/JAD-170056. PubMed PMID: 28800329; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5611839.

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9: Hawkes N. Merck ends trial of potential Alzheimer's drug verubecestat. BMJ. 2017 Feb 15;356:j845. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j845. PubMed PMID: 28202490.

10: Thaisrivongs DA, Miller SP, Molinaro C, Chen Q, Song ZJ, Tan L, Chen L, Chen W, Lekhal A, Pulicare SK, Xu Y. Synthesis of Verubecestat, a BACE1 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. Org Lett. 2016 Nov 18;18(22):5780-5783. Epub 2016 Nov 4. PubMed PMID: 27934506.

11: Scott JD, Li SW, Brunskill AP, Chen X, Cox K, Cumming JN, Forman M, Gilbert EJ, Hodgson RA, Hyde LA, Jiang Q, Iserloh U, Kazakevich I, Kuvelkar R, Mei H, Meredith J, Misiaszek J, Orth P, Rossiter LM, Slater M, Stone J, Strickland CO, Voigt JH, Wang G, Wang H, Wu Y, Greenlee WJ, Parker EM, Kennedy ME, Stamford AW. Discovery of the 3-Imino-1,2,4-thiadiazinane 1,1-Dioxide Derivative Verubecestat (MK-8931)-A β-Site Amyloid Precursor Protein Cleaving Enzyme 1 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. J Med Chem. 2016 Dec 8;59(23):10435-10450. Epub 2016 Nov 18. PubMed PMID: 27933948.

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13: Panza F, Seripa D, Solfrizzi V, Imbimbo BP, Lozupone M, Leo A, Sardone R, Gagliardi G, Lofano L, Creanza BC, Bisceglia P, Daniele A, Bellomo A, Greco A, Logroscino G. Emerging drugs to reduce abnormal β-amyloid protein in Alzheimer's disease patients. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2016 Dec;21(4):377-391. Epub 2016 Oct 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 27678025.

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