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MedKoo CAT#: 319794

CAS#: 923287-50-7

Description: Opicapone, also known as BIA 9-1067, is a novel potent and selective catechol-O-methyltransferase inhibitor (COMT inhibitor ) under clinical evaluation as an adjunct to L-Dopa therapy of Parkinson's disease. Opicapone, a novel third generation COMT inhibitor, when compared to entacapone, provides a superior response upon the bioavailability of levodopa associated to more pronounced, long-lasting, and sustained COMT inhibition.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 923287-50-7

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 319794
Name: Opicapone
CAS#: 923287-50-7
Chemical Formula: C15H10Cl2N4O6
Exact Mass: 411.9977
Molecular Weight: 413.167
Elemental Analysis: C, 43.61; H, 2.44; Cl, 17.16; N, 13.56; O, 23.23

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Synonym: BIA 9-1067; BIA 91067; BIA-91067; BIA91067; Opicapone

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2,5-dichloro-3-(5-(3,4-dihydroxy-5-nitrophenyl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-4,6-dimethylpyridine 1-oxide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C15H10Cl2N4O6/c1-5-10(13(17)20(24)6(2)11(5)16)14-18-15(27-19-14)7-3-8(21(25)26)12(23)9(22)4-7/h3-4,22-23H,1-2H3

SMILES Code: OC1=CC(C2=NC(C3=C(Cl)[N+]([O-])=C(C)C(Cl)=C3C)=NO2)=CC([N+]([O-])=O)=C1O

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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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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