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MedKoo CAT#: 201160

CAS#: 174402-32-5

Description: Edotecarin is a synthetic indolocarbazole with antineoplastic activity. Edotecarin inhibits the enzyme topoisomerase I through stabilization of the DNA-enzyme complex and enhanced single-strand DNA cleavage, resulting in inhibition of DNA replication and decreased tumor cell proliferation. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus).

Price and Availability




Edotecarin is not in stock, but 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 sales@medkoo.com to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 201160
Name: Edotecarin
CAS#: 174402-32-5
Chemical Formula: C29H28N4O11
Exact Mass: 608.17546
Molecular Weight: 608.55
Elemental Analysis: C, 57.24; H, 4.64; N, 9.21; O, 28.92

Synonym: PHA782615. Code name: J107088; ED749.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 6-((1,3-dihydroxypropan-2-yl)amino)-2,10-dihydroxy-12-((2R,3R,4S,5S,6R)-3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-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/C29H28N4O11/c34-7-10(8-35)31-33-27(42)20-18-13-3-1-11(37)5-15(13)30-22(18)23-19(21(20)28(33)43)14-4-2-12(38)6-16(14)32(23)29-26(41)25(40)24(39)17(9-36)44-29/h1-6,10,17,24-26,29-31,34-41H,7-9H2/t17-,24-,25+,26-,29-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: O=C1N(NC(CO)CO)C(C2=C1C3=C(C4=C2C5=C(N4[C@H]6[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](CO)O6)C=C(O)C=C5)NC7=C3C=CC(O)=C7)=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



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2: Sunami S, Nishimura T, Nishimura I, Ito S, Arakawa H, Ohkubo M. Synthesis and biological activities of topoisomerase I inhibitors, 6-arylmethylamino analogues of edotecarin. J Med Chem. 2009 May 28;52(10):3225-37. PubMed PMID: 19397324.

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6: Bayes M. Gateways to clinical trials. Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 2007 Mar;29(2):153-73. PubMed PMID: 17440629.

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8: Ciomei M, Croci V, Stellari F, Amboldi N, Giavarini R, Pesenti E. Antitumor activity of edotecarin in breast carcinoma models. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2007 Jul;60(2):229-35. Epub 2006 Nov 7. PubMed PMID: 17089166.

9: Hurwitz HI, Cohen RB, McGovren JP, Hirawat S, Petros WP, Natsumeda Y, Yoshinari T. A phase I study of the safety and pharmacokinetics of edotecarin (J-107088), a novel topoisomerase I inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2007 Jan;59(1):139-47. Epub 2006 Jul 4. PubMed PMID: 16819636.

10: Ciomei M, Croci V, Ciavolella A, Ballinari D, Pesenti E. Antitumor efficacy of edotecarin as a single agent and in combination with chemotherapy agents in a xenograft model. Clin Cancer Res. 2006 May 1;12(9):2856-61. PubMed PMID: 16675581.