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Cat.No. 3666 - Tenofovir | C9H14N5O4P | CAS No. 147127-20-6
Description: Reverse transcriptase inhibitor
Alternative Names: PMPA, (R)-9-(2-Phosphonoylmethoxypropyl)adenine
Chemical Name: (R)-[[2-(6-Amino-9H-purin-9-yl)-1-methylethoxy]methyl]phosphonic acid
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Selectively inhibits HIV reverse transcriptase (RNA-dependent DNA polymerase). Prevents cytotoxicity in SIV-infected C-8166 cells in vitro (IC50 = 1.5 μM). Antiviral agent.

Technical Data

M. Wt 287.21
Formula C9H14N5O4P
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 147127-20-6
PubChem ID 464205
Smiles C[C@@H](OCP(O)(O)=O)CN(C=N2)C1=C2C(N)=NC=N1

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
1.1eq. NaOH 28.72 100
DMSO 2.87 10

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.48 mL 17.41 mL 34.82 mL
5 mM 0.7 mL 3.48 mL 6.96 mL
10 mM 0.35 mL 1.74 mL 3.48 mL
50 mM 0.07 mL 0.35 mL 0.7 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Tsai et al (1995) Prevention of SIV infection in macaques by (R)-9-(2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl)adenine. Science 270 1197 PMID: 7502044

Van Rompay et al (1996) 9-[2-(Phosphonomethoxy)propyl]adenine therapy of established simian immunodeficiency virus infection in infant rhesus macaques. Antimicrob.Agents Chemother. 40 2586 PMID: 8913470

Suo et al (1998) Selective inhibition of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase by an antiviral inhibitor, (R)-9-(2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl)adenine. J.Biol.Chem. 273 27250 PMID: 9765248

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Keywords: Reverse transcriptase inhibitors inhibits Polymerases RNA/DNA Polymerase antivirals antiretrovirals PMPA (R)-9-(2-Phosphonoylmethoxypropyl)adenine RNA/DNA Polymerase

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