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MedKoo CAT#: 205888

CAS#: 416852-27-2

Description: BGC-638, an analogue of BGC-945, is a thymidylate synthase inhibitor specifically transported into α-folate receptor (α-FR)–overexpressing tumors.

Price and Availability




BGC-638, 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#: 205888
Name: BGC-638
CAS#: 416852-27-2
Chemical Formula: C32H33N5O9
Exact Mass: 631.22783
Molecular Weight: 631.63
Elemental Analysis: C, 60.85; H, 5.27; N, 11.09; O, 22.80

Synonym: BGC638; BGC 638; BGC-638; CB-300638; CB 300638; CB300638.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (R)-2-((S)-4-carboxy-4-(4-(((S)-2-methyl-4-oxo-4,6,7,8-tetrahydro-3H-cyclopenta[g]quinazolin-6-yl)(prop-2-yn-1-yl)amino)benzamido)butanamido)pentanedioic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C32H33N5O9/c1-3-14-37(26-11-6-19-15-25-22(16-21(19)26)30(42)34-17(2)33-25)20-7-4-18(5-8-20)29(41)36-24(32(45)46)9-12-27(38)35-23(31(43)44)10-13-28(39)40/h1,4-5,7-8,15-16,23-24,26H,6,9-14H2,2H3,(H,35,38)(H,36,41)(H,39,40)(H,43,44)(H,45,46)(H,33,34,42)/t23-,24+,26+/m1/s1

SMILES Code: O=C(O)[C@H](NC(CC[C@@H](C(O)=O)NC(C1=CC=C(N([C@H]2CCC3=C2C=C4C(NC(C)=NC4=C3)=O)CC#C)C=C1)=O)=O)CCC(O)=O

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).

Harmonized System Code:

Additional Information



1: Gonen N, Assaraf YG. Antifolates in cancer therapy: Structure, activity and mechanisms of drug resistance. Drug Resist Updat. 2012 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22921318.

2: Jarmuła A. Antifolate inhibitors of thymidylate synthase as anticancer drugs. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2010 Nov;10(13):1211-22. Review. PubMed PMID: 20854257.

3: Pillai RG, Forster M, Perumal M, Mitchell F, Leyton J, Aibgirhio FI, Golovko O, Jackman AL, Aboagye EO. Imaging pharmacodynamics of the alpha-folate receptor-targeted thymidylate synthase inhibitor BGC 945. Cancer Res. 2008 May 15;68(10):3827-34. PubMed PMID: 18483267.

4: Gibbs DD, Theti DS, Wood N, Green M, Raynaud F, Valenti M, Forster MD, Mitchell F, Bavetsias V, Henderson E, Jackman AL. BGC 945, a novel tumor-selective thymidylate synthase inhibitor targeted to alpha-folate receptor-overexpressing tumors. Cancer Res. 2005 Dec 15;65(24):11721-8. PubMed PMID: 16357184.

5: Wood N, Gibbs DD, Jackman AL, Henley A, Workman P, Raynaud F. A liquid chromatographic-tandem mass spectrometric method for the determination of two selective thymidylate synthase inhibitors, BGC945 and BGC638, in mouse plasma. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2005 Sep 25;824(1-2):181-8. PubMed PMID: 16061428.