Amonafide dihydrochloride

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MedKoo CAT#: 200200

CAS#: 150091-68-2 (2HCl)

Description: Amonafide dihydrochloride is the dihydrochloride salt of amonafide, an imide derivative of naphthalic acid. Amonafide intercalates into DNA and inhibits topoisomerase II, resulting in protein-associated strand breaks and impaired DNA and RNA synthesis.

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Amonafide dihydrochloride, purity > 98%, 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#: 200200
Name: Amonafide dihydrochloride
CAS#: 150091-68-2 (2HCl)
Chemical Formula: C16H19Cl2N3O2
Exact Mass:
Molecular Weight: 283.32508
Elemental Analysis: C, 53.94; H, 5.38; Cl, 19.90; N, 11.80; O, 8.98

Related CAS #: 69408-81-7 (free base)   150091-68-2 (2HCl)   618863-54-0 (malate)   618863-60-8    

Synonym: amonafide; amonafide hydrochloride; benzisoquinolinedione; nafidimide. US brand name: Quinamed. Abbreviations: AMON. BIDA. Code name: MFA142.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 5-amino-2-(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl)-1H-benzo[de]isoquinoline-1,3(2H)-dione dihydrochloride


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C16H17N3O2.2ClH/c1-18(2)6-7-19-15(20)12-5-3-4-10-8-11(17)9-13(14(10)12)16(19)21;;/h3-5,8-9H,6-7,17H2,1-2H3;2*1H

SMILES Code: O=C1N(CCN(C)C)C(C2=CC(N)=CC3=CC=CC1=C23)=O.[H]Cl.[H]Cl

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, not in water

Shelf Life:
>5 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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Additional Information


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