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MedKoo CAT#: 584840

CAS#: 84558-93-0

Description: Netivudine is an inhibitor of varicella zoster virus.

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Pricing updated 2020-10-29. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Netivudine is not in stock, may be available through custom synthesis. For cost-effective reason, minimum 1 gram order is requested. The product will be characterized by NMR, HPLC and MS analysis. Purity (HPLC) is usually >98%. CoA, QC data, MSDS will be provided when product is successfully made. The estimated lead time is 2-3 months. Please send email to to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 584840
Name: Netivudine
CAS#: 84558-93-0
Chemical Formula: C12H14N2O6
Exact Mass: 282.0852
Molecular Weight: 282.252
Elemental Analysis: C, 51.07; H, 5.00; N, 9.93; O, 34.01

Synonym: Netivudine; 882C87; BW882C87; BW-882C87; BW 882C87; DRG 0179; DRG-0179; DRG0179;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2,4(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinedione, 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosyl-5-(1-propynyl)-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C12H14N2O6/c1-2-3-6-4-14(12(19)13-10(6)18)11-9(17)8(16)7(5-15)20-11/h4,7-9,11,15-17H,5H2,1H3,(H,13,18,19)/t7-,8-,9+,11-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: O=C1NC(C(C#CC)=CN1[C@H]2[C@H]([C@@H]([C@@H](CO)O2)O)O)=O

Technical Data

Solid powder

>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).

Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life:
>3 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).

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