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MedKoo CAT#: 100270

CAS#: 114977-28-5

Description: Docetaxel, also known as RP-56976, is a semi-synthetic, second-generation taxane derived from a compound found in the European yew tree Taxus baccata. Docetaxel displays potent and broad antineoplastic properties; it binds to and stabilizes tubulin, thereby inhibiting microtubule disassembly which results in cell- cycle arrest at the G2/M phase and cell death. This agent also inhibits pro-angiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and displays immunomodulatory and pro-inflammatory properties by inducing various mediators of the inflammatory response. Docetaxel has been studied for use as a radiation-sensitizing agent.

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Docetaxel, purity > 98%, is in stock. The same day shipping out after order is received. Note: the estimated shipping out time for order > 60g may be 2 weeks.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 100270
Name: Docetaxel
CAS#: 114977-28-5
Chemical Formula: C43H53NO14
Exact Mass: 807.34661
Molecular Weight: 807.8
Elemental Analysis: C, 63.93; H, 6.61; N, 1.73; O, 27.73.

Synonym: RP56976; RP 56976; RP-56976. Docetaxel, brand name: Taxotere.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (2aR,4S,4aS,6R,9S,11S,12S,12bS)-12b-acetoxy-9-(((2R,3S)-3-((tert-butoxycarbonyl)amino)-2-hydroxy-3-phenylpropanoyl)oxy)-4,6,11-trihydroxy-4a,8,13,13-tetramethyl-5-oxo-2a,3,4,4a,5,6,9,10,11,12,12a,12b-dodecahydro-1H-7,11-methanocyclodeca[3,4]benzo[1,2-b]oxet-12-yl benzoate.


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C43H53NO14/c1-22-26(55-37(51)32(48)30(24-15-11-9-12-16-24)44-38(52)58-39(3,4)5)20-43(53)35(56-36(50)25-17-13-10-14-18-25)33-41(8,34(49)31(47)29(22)40(43,6)7)27(46)19-28-42(33,21-54-28)57-23(2)45/h9-18,26-28,30-33,35,46-48,53H,19-21H2,1-8H3,(H,44,52)/t26-,27-,28+,30-,31+,32+,33?,35-,41+,42-,43+/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O=C(O[C@@H](C1[C@@]2(C)[C@@H](O)C[C@@]3([H])OC[C@]31OC(C)=O)[C@]4(O)C[C@H](OC([C@H](O)[C@@H](NC(OC(C)(C)C)=O)C5=CC=CC=C5)=O)C(C)=C(C4(C)C)[C@@H](O)C2=O)C6=CC=CC=C6

Technical Data

white solid powder

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

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 for in vitro study.

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

Harmonized System Code:


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