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MedKoo CAT#: 201420

CAS#: 132682-98-5

Description: Glufosfamide, also known as glucophosphamide, D-glucose isophosphoramide mustard, D-19575, is a new, experimental cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent for treatment of malignancies. Glufosfamide is, basically, a glycosidic conjugate between β-D-glucose and the active alkylating moiety of the well-known antineoplasic drug ifosfamide, so-called "isophosphoramide mustard". Glufosfamide combines the active part of ifosfamide, a member of a widely used class of chemotherapy drugs known as "alkylators," with a glucose molecule. Because of its glucose component and a tumor cell's increased need for glucose, glufosfamide may be preferentially transported into tumors compared to most normal tissues. Inside cells, the linkage between glucose and the alkylator is cleaved to release the active drug.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 132682-98-5

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 201420
Name: Glufosfamide
CAS#: 132682-98-5
Chemical Formula: C10H21Cl2N2O7P
Exact Mass: 382.04634
Molecular Weight: 383.16
Elemental Analysis: C, 31.35; H, 5.52; Cl, 18.51; N, 7.31; O, 29.23; P, 8.08

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Synonym: D19575; D-19575; D 19575; glucophosphamide D-glucose; isophosphoramide mustard; Glufosfamide; glcIPM.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N,N'-Bis(2-chloroethyl)phosphorodiamidic acid beta-D-glucopyranosyl ester


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C10H21Cl2N2O7P/c11-1-3-13-22(19,14-4-2-12)21-10-9(18)8(17)7(16)6(5-15)20-10/h6-10,15-18H,1-5H2,(H2,13,14,19)/t6-,7-,8+,9-,10+/m1/s1

SMILES Code: O=P(NCCCl)(NCCCl)O[C@H]1[C@@H]([C@H]([C@@H]([C@@H](CO)O1)O)O)O

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >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).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO and soluble in water

Shelf Life: >2 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).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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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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According to news published in 27 Feb 2007, Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: THLD), today announced that a Phase 3 trial of glufosfamide did not show a statistically significant improvement in overall survival compared to best supportive care (BSC) in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who had relapsed after gemcitabine chemotherapy. While the overall survival in patients in the glufosfamide arm was 18% higher compared to those who received best supportive care alone, the result was not statistically significant. see: