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MedKoo CAT#: 610223

CAS#: 94238-24-1

Description: VWN38241, also known as BPD-A-1,4-diene , and benzoporphyrin derivative Ring A -1,4-diene, is an important precursor for making PDT drug verteporfin. Verteporfin (trade name Visudyne), a benzoporphyrin derivative, is a medication used as a photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy to eliminate the abnormal blood vessels in the eye associated with conditions such as the wet form of macular degeneration. This product has no formal name at the moment. For the convenience of communication, a temporary code name was therefore proposed according to MedKoo Chemical Nomenclature (see web page: https://www.medkoo.com/page/naming).

Chemical Structure

CAS# 94238-24-1

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 610223
Name: VWN38241
CAS#: 94238-24-1
Chemical Formula: C42H44N4O8
Exact Mass: 732.31591
Molecular Weight: 732.83
Elemental Analysis: C, 68.84; H, 6.05; N, 7.65; O, 17.47

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Synonym: benzoporphyrin derivative Ring A -1,4-diene; BPD-A-1,4-diene; VWN38241; VWN-38241; VWN 38241;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 23H,25H-Benzo[b]porphine-9,13-dipropanoic acid,18-ethenyl-2,4a-dihydro-3,4-bis(methoxycarbonyl)-4a,8,14,19- tetramethyl-, dimethyl ester


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C42H44N4O8/c1-10-24-21(2)30-18-35-28-14-11-27(40(49)53-8)39(41(50)54-9)42(28,5)36(46-35)20-31-23(4)26(13-16-38(48)52-7)34(45-31)19-33-25(12-15-37(47)51-6)22(3)29(44-33)17-32(24)43-30/h10,14,17-20,43,45H,1,11-13,15-16H2,2-9H3/b29-17-,30-18-,31-20-,32-17-,33-19-,34-19-,35-18-,36-20-

SMILES Code: COC(CCC1=C(C(/C=C2C(C=C)=C(/C(N/2)=C/C3=N/C(C4(C(C(OC)=O)=C(CC=C43)C(OC)=O)C)=C\C5=C6C)C)=N/C1=C\C(N5)=C6CCC(OC)=O)C)=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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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 732.83 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
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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Additional Information

Verteporfin accumulates in these abnormal blood vessels and, when stimulated by nonthermal red light with a wavelength of 689 nm in the presence of oxygen, produces highly reactive short-lived singlet oxygen and other reactive oxygen radicals, resulting in local damage to the endothelium and blockage of the vessels. Verteporfin is also used off-label for the treatment of central serous retinopathy.