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CAS#: 70-00-8

Description: Trifluridine (also called trifluorothymidine or TFT) is an anti-herpesvirus antiviral drug, used primarily on the eye. It was sold under the trade name, Viroptic, by Glaxo Wellcome, now merged into GlaxoSmithKline. The brand is now owned by Monarch Pharmaceuticals, which is wholly owned by King Pharmaceuticals. It is a nucleoside analogue, a modified form of deoxyuridine, similar enough to be incorporated into viral DNA replication, but the -CF3 group added to the uracil component blocks base pairing. It is a component of the experimental anti-cancer drug TAS-102.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 70-00-8

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 206038
Name: Trifluridine
CAS#: 70-00-8
Chemical Formula: C10H11F3N2O5
Exact Mass: 296.06201
Molecular Weight: 296.2
Elemental Analysis: C, 40.55; H, 3.74; F, 19.24; N, 9.46; O, 27.01

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Synonym: FTD ; NSC 529182; NSC-529182; NSC529182; NSC 75520; NSC-75520; NSC75520; Trifluorothymidine; Viroptic; 2-Deoxy-5-trifluoromethyluridine; Trifluridine; 5-Trifluorothymidine;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 1-((2R,4S,5R)-4-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydrofuran-2-yl)-5-(trifluoromethyl)pyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione.


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C10H11F3N2O5/c11-10(12,13)4-2-15(9(19)14-8(4)18)7-1-5(17)6(3-16)20-7/h2,5-7,16-17H,1,3H2,(H,14,18,19)/t5-,6+,7+/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O=C1NC(C(C(F)(F)F)=CN1[C@@H]2O[C@H](CO)[C@@H](O)C2)=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, not 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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