Ceritinib free base

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MedKoo CAT#: 205511

CAS#: 1032900-25-6 (free base)

Description: Ceritinib, also known as LDK378, is a selective inhibitor of ALK1, a target found in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In Phase I trials, LDK378 showed a marked clinical response in 78 patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive (ALK+) metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had progressed during or after crizotinib therapy or had not been previously treated with crizotinib. LDK378 blocks the ALK protein and stops it sending growth signals to cancer cells, which may stop them growing. Ceritinib was approved in April 2014.

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Ceritinib free base, purity > 98%, is in stock. The same day shipping out after order is received. Note: the estimated shipping out time for order > 5g may be 2 weeks.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 205511
Name: Ceritinib free base
CAS#: 1032900-25-6 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C28H36ClN5O3S
Exact Mass: 557.22274
Molecular Weight: 558.14
Elemental Analysis: C, 60.25; H, 6.50; Cl, 6.35; N, 12.55; O, 8.60; S, 5.75

Related CAS #: 1032900-25-6 (free base)   1380575-43-8 (2HCl)   1190399-48-4 (xHCl)    

Synonym: LDK-378; LDK378; LDK 378; Ceritinib, brand name: Zykadia.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 5-chloro-N2-(2-isopropoxy-5-methyl-4-(piperidin-4-yl)phenyl)-N4-(2-(isopropylsulfonyl)phenyl)pyrimidine-2,4-diamine


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C28H36ClN5O3S/c1-17(2)37-25-15-21(20-10-12-30-13-11-20)19(5)14-24(25)33-28-31-16-22(29)27(34-28)32-23-8-6-7-9-26(23)38(35,36)18(3)4/h6-9,14-18,20,30H,10-13H2,1-5H3,(H2,31,32,33,34)


Technical Data

white solid powder

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

Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):

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, not in water

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).

Harmonized System Code:

Additional Information

1032900-25-6 (Ceritinib free base)
1380575-43-8 (Ceritinib 2HCl)
1190399-48-4 (Ceritinib xHCl).

Ceritinib (Zykadia) is a drug for the treatment of lung cancer. It is an ALK inhibitor. It was approved in April 2014 by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of ALK-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following treatment with crizotinib.


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