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MedKoo CAT#: 202270

CAS#: 153537-73-6

Description: Plevitrexed is an orally bioavailable, small molecule, non-polyglutamatable, antifolate quinazoline derivative thymidine synthetase inhibitor with potential antineoplastic activity. Plevitrexed is transported into the cell via the physiological reduced folate carrier (RFC) system. Intracellularly, this agent selectively binds to the folate binding site of thymidylate synthase and inhibits thymidine synthesis, which may result in DNA synthesis inhibition and apoptosis.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 153537-73-6

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 202270
Name: Plevitrexed
CAS#: 153537-73-6
Chemical Formula: C26H25FN8O4
Exact Mass: 532.19828
Molecular Weight: 532.53
Elemental Analysis: C, 58.64; H, 4.73; F, 3.57; N, 21.04; O, 12.02

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Synonym: BGC-9331; BGC 9331; BGC9331. ZD-9331; ZD-9331; ZD-9331; NSC-696259; NSC696259; NSC 696259;Plevitrexed; Vamidex.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (S)-2-(4-(((2,7-dimethyl-4-oxo-3,4-dihydroquinazolin-6-yl)methyl)(prop-2-yn-1-yl)amino)-2-fluorobenzamido)-4-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)butanoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C26H25FN8O4/c1-4-9-35(13-16-11-19-22(10-14(16)2)28-15(3)29-25(19)37)17-5-6-18(20(27)12-17)24(36)30-21(26(38)39)7-8-23-31-33-34-32-23/h1,5-6,10-12,21H,7-9,13H2,2-3H3,(H,30,36)(H,38,39)(H,28,29,37)(H,31,32,33,34)/t21-/m0/s1


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 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).

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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