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MedKoo CAT#: 406273

CAS#: 50935-04-1 (free base)

Description: Carubicin is an anthracycline antineoplastic antibiotic isolated from the bacterium Actinomadura carminata. Carubicin intercalates into DNA and interacts with topoisomerase II, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and repair and RNA and protein synthesis.

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Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 406273
Name: Carubicin
CAS#: 50935-04-1 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C26H27NO10
Exact Mass: 513.1635
Molecular Weight: 513.49
Elemental Analysis: C, 60.81; H, 5.30; N, 2.73; O, 31.16

Related CAS #: 52794-97-5 (HCl)   50935-04-1 (free base)    

Synonym: Antibiotic R 588A; Carminomicin I; Carminomycin I; Carubicin; carminomycin; Demethyldaunomycin; Karminomitsin; karminomycin; CMM.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (8S,10S)-8-acetyl-10-(((2R,4S,5S,6S)-4-amino-5-hydroxy-6-methyltetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy)-1,6,8,11-tetrahydroxy-7,8,9,10-tetrahydrotetracene-5,12-dione


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C26H27NO10/c1-9-21(30)13(27)6-16(36-9)37-15-8-26(35,10(2)28)7-12-18(15)25(34)20-19(23(12)32)22(31)11-4-3-5-14(29)17(11)24(20)33/h3-5,9,13,15-16,21,29-30,32,34-35H,6-8,27H2,1-2H3/t9-,13-,15-,16-,21+,26-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O=C1C2=C(O)C([C@@H](O[C@@H]3O[C@@H](C)[C@@H](O)[C@@H](N)C3)C[C@](O)(C(C)=O)C4)=C4C(O)=C2C(C5=C1C(O)=CC=C5)=O

Technical Data

Red solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

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Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):

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 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).

Harmonized System Code:

Additional Information



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