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MedKoo CAT#: 206326

CAS#: 51543-40-9

Description: Tarenflurbil, also known as (R)-Flurbiprofen, is an orally active synthetic enantiomer of flurbiprofen. Tarenflurbil activates c-Jun N terminal kinase, increases AP-1 binding to DNA, and downregulates cyclin D1 expression, resulting in arrest of tumor cells in the G1 phase of the cell cycle and apoptosis. This agent also affects the expression of nuclear factor kappa B, a rapid response transcription factor that stimulates the immune response to tumor cells. Tarenflurbil does not inhibit the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase. Tarenflurbil is currently tested in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease.

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CAS# 51543-40-9

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 206326
Name: Tarenflurbil
CAS#: 51543-40-9
Chemical Formula: C15H13FO2
Exact Mass: 244.09
Molecular Weight: 244.260
Elemental Analysis: C, 73.76; H, 5.36; F, 7.78; O, 13.10

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Synonym: E7869, E 7869, E-7869, Flurizan, Furbiprofen, MPC-7869, MPC 7869, MPC7869, (R)-Flurbiprofen

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (R)-2-(3-Fluoro-4-phenylphenyl)propanoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C15H13FO2/c1-10(15(17)18)12-7-8-13(14(16)9-12)11-5-3-2-4-6-11/h2-10H,1H3,(H,17,18)/t10-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: C[C@H](C1=CC=C(C2=CC=CC=C2)C(F)=C1)C(O)=O

Appearance: White to off-white crystalline 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, 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).

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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