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CAS#: 119673-08-4

Description: Becatecarin, also known as BMY-27557, XL119 and BMS-181176, is a synthetic diethylaminoethyl analogue of the indolocarbazole glycoside antineoplastic antibiotic rebeccamycin. Becatecarin intercalates into DNA and stabilizes the DNA-topoisomerase I complex, thereby interfering with the topoisomerase I-catalyzed DNA breakage-reunion reaction and initiating DNA cleavage and apoptosis.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 119673-08-4

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 200450
Name: Becatecarin
CAS#: 119673-08-4
Chemical Formula: C33H34Cl2N4O7
Exact Mass: 668.18045
Molecular Weight: 669.55166
Elemental Analysis: C, 59.20; H, 5.12; Cl, 10.59; N, 8.37; O, 16.73

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Synonym: BMS-181176; BMS 181176; BMS181176; BMY-27557; BMY27557; BMY 27557; XL119; XL 119; XL-119; Becatecarin.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 1,11-dichloro-6-(2-(diethylamino)ethyl)-12-((2R,3R,4R,5S,6R)-3,4-dihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)-5-methoxytetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)-12,13-dihydro-5H-indolo[2,3-a]pyrrolo[3,4-c]carbazole-5,7(6H)-dione


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C33H34Cl2N4O7/c1-4-37(5-2)12-13-38-31(43)22-20-15-8-6-10-17(34)24(15)36-25(20)27-21(23(22)32(38)44)16-9-7-11-18(35)26(16)39(27)33-29(42)28(41)30(45-3)19(14-40)46-33/h6-11,19,28-30,33,36,40-42H,4-5,12-14H2,1-3H3/t19-,28-,29-,30-,33-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: O=C1N(CCN(CC)CC)C(C2=C1C3=C(C4=C2C5=C(N4[C@H]6[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H](OC)[C@@H](CO)O6)C(Cl)=CC=C5)NC7=C3C=CC=C7Cl)=O

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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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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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