Cat. No. 4799

Capecitabine C15H22FN3O6 [154361-50-9]

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Alternative Name: Ro 09-1978

Chemical Name: 5'-Deoxy-5-fluoro-N-[(pentyloxy)carbonyl]cytidine

Biological Activity

Prodrug of 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) (Cat. No. 3257). Selectively activated in tumor cells by thymidine phosphorylase; inhibits DNA synthesis upon conversion to 5-FU. Orally available.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
>98 %
Store at +4°C

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Desmoulin et al (2002) Metabolism of capecitabine, an oral fluorouracil prodrug: 19F NMR studies in animal models and human urine. Drug Metab.Dispos. 30 1221. PMID: 12386128.

Shimma et al (2000) The design and synthesis of a new tumor-selective fluoropyrimidine carbamate, capecitabine. Bioorg.Med.Chem.Lett. 8 1697. PMID: 10976516.

Bhuyan et al (1972) Cell cycle phase specificity of antitumor agents. Cancer Res. 32 398. PMID: 4258018.

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