Amonafide L-malate

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MedKoo CAT#: 200210

CAS#: 618863-54-0 (malate)

Description: Amonafide L-malate is the malate salt of amonafide, an imide derivative of naphthalic acid, with potential antineoplastic activity. Amonafide intercalates into DNA and inhibits topoisomerase II, resulting in DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) and inhibition of DNA replication and RNA synthesis.

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Pricing updated 2020-08-03. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Amonafide L-malate, 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#: 200210
Name: Amonafide L-malate
CAS#: 618863-54-0 (malate)
Chemical Formula: C20H23N3O7
Exact Mass:
Molecular Weight: 417.41
Elemental Analysis: C, 57.55; H, 5.55; N, 10.07; O, 26.83

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

Synonym: Amonafide L-malate; AS1413; AS 1413; AS-1413; XLS001; XLS 001; XLS-001; Xanafide.

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


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C16H17N3O2.C4H6O5/c1-18(2)6-7-19-15(20)12-5-3-4-10-8-11(17)9-13(14(10)12)16(19)21;5-2(4(8)9)1-3(6)7/h3-5,8-9H,6-7,17H2,1-2H3;2,5H,1H2,(H,6,7)(H,8,9)


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

According to, Amonafide (originally AS1413) (INN, trade name Quinamed) is a drug that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the families of drugs called topoisomerase inhibitors and DNA intercalators. It is being developed as an anti-cancer therapy by Antisoma. As of 2008, it is in Phase III clinical trials. eg In March 2010 it is Phase III trial against secondary acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). (also see Antisoma's webpage:


1: Chen Z, Liang X, Zhang H, Xie H, Liu J, Xu Y, Zhu W, Wang Y, Wang X, Tan S, Kuang D, Qian X. A new class of naphthalimide-based antitumor agents that inhibit topoisomerase II and induce lysosomal membrane permeabilization and apoptosis. J   Med Chem. 2010 Mar 25;53(6):2589-600. PubMed PMID: 20170164.