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MedKoo CAT#: 205920

CAS#: 23261-20-3

Description: VAL-083 is a bi-functional alkylating agent, with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon administration, VAL-083 crosses the blood brain barrier (BBB) and appears to be selective for tumor cells. This agent alkylates and crosslinks DNA which ultimately leads to a reduction in cancer cell proliferation. In addition, VAL-083 does not show cross-resistance to other conventional chemotherapeutic agents and has a long half-life in the brain.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 23261-20-3

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 205920
Name: VAL-083
CAS#: 23261-20-3
Chemical Formula: C6H10O4
Exact Mass: 146.05791
Molecular Weight: 146.14
Elemental Analysis: C, 49.31; H, 6.90; O, 43.79

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Synonym: VAL083; VAL083; VAL083; Dianhydrodulcitol; Dianhydrogalactitol; Dulcitol Diepoxide;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (1R,2S)-1-((R)-oxiran-2-yl)-2-((S)-oxiran-2-yl)ethane-1,2-diol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C6H10O4/c7-5(3-1-9-3)6(8)4-2-10-4/h3-8H,1-2H2/t3-,4+,5+,6-

SMILES Code: O[C@@H]([C@@H]1OC1)[C@@H]([C@H]2OC2)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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2: Anderlik P, Szeri I, Bános Z. Bacterial translocation in dianhydrodulcitol-treated mice. Acta Microbiol Hung. 1988;35(1):49-54. PubMed PMID: 3293340.

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4: Anderlik P, Szeri I, Bános Z, Wessely M, Radnai B. Higher resistance of germfree mice to dianhydrodulcitol, a lymphotropic cytostatic agent. Acta Microbiol Acad Sci Hung. 1982;29(1):33-40. PubMed PMID: 6211912.

5: Bános Z, Szeri I, Anderlik P. Effect of Bordetella pertussis vaccine on the course of lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus infection in suckling mice pretreated with dianhydrodulcitol (DAD). Acta Microbiol Acad Sci Hung. 1979;26(2):121-5. PubMed PMID: 539467.

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7: Gerö-Ferencz E, Tóth K, Somfai-Relle S, Gál F. Effect of dianhydrodulcitol (DAD) on the primary immune response of normal and tumor bearing rats. Oncology. 1977;34(4):150-2. PubMed PMID: 335301.

8: Kopper L, Lapis K, Institóris L. Incorporation of 3H-dibromodulcitol and 3H-dianhydrodulcitol into ascites tumor cells. Autoradiographic study. Neoplasma. 1976;23(1):47-52. PubMed PMID: 1272473.

9: Bános S, Szeri I, Anderlik P. Combined phytohaemagglutinin and dianhydrodulcitol treatment of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection in mice. Acta Microbiol Acad Sci Hung. 1975;22(3):237-40. PubMed PMID: 1155228.


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Additional Information

VAL-083 has demonstrated activity in cyclophosphamide, BCNU and phenylanine mustard resistant cell lines and no evidence of cross-resistance has been encountered in published clinical studies. Based on the presumed alkylating functionality of VAL-083, published literature suggests that DNA repair mechanisms associated with Temodar and nitrosourea resistance, such as 06-methylguanine methyltransferace (MGMT), may not confer resistance to VAL-083.  VAL-083 readily crosses the blood brain barrier where it maintains a long half-life in comparison to the plasma. Published preclinical and clinical research demonstrates that VAL-083 is selective for brain tumor tissue.  VAL-083 has been assessed in multiple studies as chemotherapy in the treatment of newly diagnosed and recurrent brain tumors. In published clinical studies, VAL-083 has previously been shown to have a statistically significant impact on median survival in high grade gliomas when combined with radiation vs. radiation alone. The main dose-limiting toxicity related to the administration of VAL-083 in previous clinical studies was myelosuppression.  (source: