Arformoterol tartrate

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CAS#: 200815-49-2 (tartrate)

Description: Arformoterol tartrate is a long acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist drug indicated for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is sold by Sunovion, under the trade name Brovana, as a solution of arformoterol tartrate to be administered twice daily (morning and evening) by nebulization. It is the active (R,R)-enantiomer of formoterol and was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 6, 2006 for the treatment of COPD.

Chemical Structure

Arformoterol tartrate
CAS# 200815-49-2 (tartrate)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 317200
Name: Arformoterol tartrate
CAS#: 200815-49-2 (tartrate)
Chemical Formula: C23H30N2O10
Exact Mass:
Molecular Weight: 494.5
Elemental Analysis: C, 55.87; H, 6.12; N, 5.67; O, 32.35

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Related CAS #: 200815-49-2 (tartrate)   67346-49-0(free base)   1254575-18-2 (maleate)  

Synonym: (R,R)-Formoterol; Formoterol; arformoterol; BD 40A; eformoterol; Foradil; formoterol fumarate; Oxis

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N-[2-Hydroxy-5-[(1R)-1-hydroxy-2-[[(1R)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]-formamide (2R,3R)-2,3-dihydroxybutanedioate (1:1) (salt)


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C19H24N2O4.C4H6O6/c1-13(9-14-3-6-16(25-2)7-4-14)20-11-19(24)15-5-8-18(23)17(10-15)21-12-22;5-1(3(7)8)2(6)4(9)10/h3-8,10,12-13,19-20,23-24H,9,11H2,1-2H3,(H,21,22);1-2,5-6H,(H,7,8)(H,9,10)/t13-,19+;1-,2-/m11/s1

SMILES Code: O=CNC1=CC([C@@H](O)CN[C@H](C)CC2=CC=C(OC)C=C2)=CC=C1O.O=C(O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)C(O)=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 494.5 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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10: Panettieri RA Jr, MacIntyre N, Sims M, Kerwin E, Fogarty C, Noonan M, Claus R, Andrews WT. Comparison of the efficacy and safety of arformoterol 15 microg twice daily and arformoterol 30 microg once daily in COPD: a single-dose, multicenter, randomized, modified-blind, two-way crossover study. Clin Ther. 2009 Aug;31(8):1716-23. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2009.08.012. PubMed PMID: 19808130.