WARNING: This product is for research use only, not for human or veterinary use.

MedKoo CAT#: 206019

CAS#: 54083-22-6

Description: Zorubicin is a benzoyl-hydrazone derivative of the anthracycline antineoplastic antibiotic daunorubicin. Zorubicin intercalates into DNA and interacts with topoisomerase II, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and repair and RNA and protein synthesis.

Price and Availability




Zorubicin is not in stock, but may be available through custom synthesis. For cost-effective reason, minimum 1 gram order is requested. The product will be characterized by NMR, HPLC and MS analysis. Purity (HPLC) is usually >98%. CoA, QC data, MSDS will be provided when product is successfully made. The estimated lead time is 2-3 months. Please send email to sales@medkoo.com to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 206019
Name: Zorubicin
CAS#: 54083-22-6
Chemical Formula: C34H36ClN3O10
Exact Mass: 645.23224
Molecular Weight: 682.11674
Elemental Analysis: C, 59.87; H, 5.32; Cl, 5.20; N, 6.16; O, 23.46

Synonym: Zorubicin; RP22050; Rubidazone; Zorubicine.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (E)-N'-(1-((2S,4S)-4-(((2R,4S,5S,6S)-4-amino-5-hydroxy-6-methyltetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy)-2,5,12-trihydroxy-7-methoxy-6,11-dioxo-1,2,3,4,6,11-hexahydrotetracen-2-yl)ethylidene)benzohydrazide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C34H35N3O10/c1-15-28(38)20(35)12-23(46-15)47-22-14-34(44,16(2)36-37-33(43)17-8-5-4-6-9-17)13-19-25(22)32(42)27-26(30(19)40)29(39)18-10-7-11-21(45-3)24(18)31(27)41/h4-11,15,20,22-23,28,38,40,42,44H,12-14,35H2,1-3H3,(H,37,43)/b36-16+/t15-,20-,22-,23-,28+,34-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O=C(N/N=C([C@@]1(O)C[C@H](O[C@H]2C[C@H](N)[C@H](O)[C@H](C)O2)C3=C(O)C4=C(C(C5=CC=CC(OC)=C5C4=O)=O)C(O)=C3C1)\C)C6=CC=CC=C6

Technical Data

White to off-white solid powder.

>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).

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).

Harmonized System Code:

Additional Information



1: Jelić S, Kovcin V, Milanović N, Kreacić M, Pendjer I, Jovanović V, Ristović Z, Oprić M, Mitrović L. Randomized study of zorubicin versus zorubicin-cisplatin in undifferentiated carcinoma of the nasopharynx (UCNT). Ann Oncol. 1997 Aug;8(8):739-44. PubMed PMID: 9332680.

2: Pendjer I, Krejovic B, Vucicevic S. A comparative study of undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated with radiotherapy or combined treatment with zorubicin-cisplatin and radiotherapy. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 1997;254 Suppl 1:S127-9. PubMed PMID: 9065646.

3: Jelić S, Tomasević Z, Kreacić M, Kovcin V, Radosavljević D, Vlajić M. [A pilot study of high-dose zorubicin in advanced stages of soft tissue sarcoma in adults]. Bull Cancer. 1996 Dec;83(12):1002-7. French. PubMed PMID: 9116363.

4: Pignon B, Witz F, Desablens B, Leprise PY, Francois S, Linassier C, Berthou C, Caillot D, Lioure B, Cahn JY, Casassus P, Sadoun A, Audhuy B, Guyotat D, Briere J, Vilque JP, Baranger L, Polin V, Berthaud P, Hurteloup P, Herve P, Harousseau JL. Treatment of acute myelogenous leukaemia in patients aged 50-65: idarubicin is more effective than zorubicin for remission induction and prolonged disease-free survival can be obtained using a unique consolidation course. The Goelam Group. Br J Haematol. 1996 Aug;94(2):333-41. PubMed PMID: 8759894.

5: Benaji B, Dine T, Luyckx M, Gressier B, Brunet C, Goudaliez F, Cazin M, Cazin JC. Stability and compatibility studies of zorubicin in intravenous fluids and PVC infusion bags. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 1996 Apr;14(6):695-705. PubMed PMID: 8807544.

6: Peterson BA, Bloomfield CD, Gottlieb AJ, Coleman M, Greenberg MS. 5-azactidine and zorubicin for patients with previously treated acute nonlymphocytic leukemia: a Cancer and Leukemia Group B pilot study. Cancer Treat Rep. 1982 Mar;66(3):563-6. PubMed PMID: 6174230.