Carboprost methyl

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MedKoo CAT#: 462868

CAS#: 35700-21-1 (methylated)

Description: Carboprost methyl is a synthetic prostaglandin analogue of PGF2α with oxytocic properties. Its main use is in the obstetrical emergency of postpartum hemorrhage which reduces postpartum bleeding during these circumstances. It is also a potent uterine stimulant and abortifacient.


Chemical Structure

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Carboprost methyl
CAS# 35700-21-1 (methylated)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 462868
Name: Carboprost methyl
CAS#: 35700-21-1 (methylated)
Chemical Formula: C22H38O5
Exact Mass: 382.2719
Molecular Weight: 382.541
Elemental Analysis: C, 69.08; H, 10.01; O, 20.91

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Related CAS #: 35700-21-1 (methylated); 35700-23-3 (demethylated)  

Synonym: Methyl carboprost; U 36384; U-36,384;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: methyl (Z)-7-((1R,2R,3R,5S)-3,5-dihydroxy-2-((S,E)-3-hydroxy-3-methyloct-1-en-1-yl)cyclopentyl)hept-5-enoate

InChi Key: QQCOAAFKJZXJFP-XAYIDPIISA-N

InChi Code: InChI=1S/C22H38O5/c1-4-5-10-14-22(2,26)15-13-18-17(19(23)16-20(18)24)11-8-6-7-9-12-21(25)27-3/h6,8,13,15,17-20,23-24,26H,4-5,7,9-12,14,16H2,1-3H3/b8-6-,15-13+/t17-,18-,19+,20-,22+/m1/s1

SMILES Code: CCCCC[C@](O)(/C=C/[C@H]1[C@@H](C[C@@H]([C@@H]1C/C=C\CCCC(OC)=O)O)O)C

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: >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).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 382.541 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
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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