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MedKoo CAT#: 315127

CAS#: 41294-56-8

Description: Alfacalcidol is an active metabolite of Vitamin D, which performs important functions in regulation of the calcium balance and the bone metabolism. Alfacalcidol is Vitamin D-hormone analog which is activated by the enzyme 25-hydroxylase in the liver for systemic and in osteoblasts for local D-hormone actions. It possesses a unique pattern of pleiotropic effects on, e.g. gut, bone, pararthyroids, muscle and brain. Alfacalcidol is superior to plain vitamin D (cholecalciferol) because the final kidney activation of the latter is regulated by a negative feedback mechanism.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 41294-56-8

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 315127
Name: Alfacalcidol
CAS#: 41294-56-8
Chemical Formula: C27H44O2
Exact Mass: 400.33413
Molecular Weight: 400.63706
Elemental Analysis: C, 80.94; H, 11.07; O, 7.99

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Synonym: Alfacalcidol; Alfarol; Alpha D 3; alpha-Calcidol; Alpha-D3; Bondiol; EB 644;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (1R,3S,5Z)-5-[(2E)-2-[(1R,3aS,7aR)-7a-methyl-1-[(2R)-6-methylheptan-2-yl]-2,3,3a,5,6,7-hexahydro-1H-inden-4-ylidene]ethylidene]-4-methylidenecyclohexane-1,3-diol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C27H44O2/c1-18(2)8-6-9-19(3)24-13-14-25-21(10-7-15-27(24,25)5)11-12-22-16-23(28)17-26(29)20(22)4/h11-12,18-19,23-26,28-29H,4,6-10,13-17H2,1-3,5H3/b21-11+,22-12-


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.

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: Fukui T, Munemura C, Maeta S, Ishida C, Murawaki Y. The Effects of Olmesartan and Alfacalcidol on Renoprotection and klotho Gene Expression in 5/6 Nephrectomized Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats. Yonago Acta Med. 2011 Sep;54(3):49-58. Epub 2011 Sep 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 24031129; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3763788.

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8: Rosery H, Bergemann R, Marx SE, Boehnke A, Melnick J, Sterz R, Williams L. Health-economic comparison of paricalcitol, calcitriol and alfacalcidol for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism during haemodialysis. Clin Drug Investig. 2006;26(11):629-38. Review. PubMed PMID: 17163297.

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