Beclomethasone dipropionate

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MedKoo CAT#: 315215

CAS#: 5534-09-8

Description: Beclometasone dipropionate (INN modified) or beclomethasone dipropionate (USAN, former BAN), also referred to as beclometasone (INN), is a potent glucocorticoid steroid. In the form of an inhaler (e.g. Clenil, Qvar), a wide number of brands of which are available, it is used for the prophylaxis of asthma. As a nasal spray (e.g. Beconase, alanase, Vancenase), it is used for the treatment of rhinitis (e.g. hayfever) and sinusitis. In some instances it is used by oral pathologists in the treatment of unusually severe aphthous ulcers.

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Beclomethasone dipropionate 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 to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 315215
Name: Beclomethasone dipropionate
CAS#: 5534-09-8
Chemical Formula: C28H37ClO7
Exact Mass: 520.22278
Molecular Weight: 521.04
Elemental Analysis: C, 64.54; H, 7.16; Cl, 6.80; O, 21.49

Synonym: Beclomethasone dipropionate; Clenil; Qvar; Beconase; alanase; Vancenase

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (8S,9R,10S,11S,13S,14S,16S,17R)-9-chloro-11-hydroxy-10,13,16-trimethyl-3-oxo-17-[2-(propionyloxy)acetyl]-6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17-dodecahydro-3H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl propionate


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C28H37ClO7/c1-6-23(33)35-15-22(32)28(36-24(34)7-2)16(3)12-20-19-9-8-17-13-18(30)10-11-25(17,4)27(19,29)21(31)14-26(20,28)5/h10-11,13,16,19-21,31H,6-9,12,14-15H2,1-5H3/t16-,19-,20-,21-,25-,26-,27-,28-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: CCC(O[C@]1(C(COC(CC)=O)=O)[C@@H](C)C[C@@]2([H])[C@]3([H])CCC4=CC(C=C[C@]4(C)[C@@]3(Cl)[C@@H](O)C[C@]12C)=O)=O

Technical Data

White to off-white crystalline 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.

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).

Harmonized System Code:


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