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T5648

Sigma-Aldrich

Tamoxifen

≥99%

Synonym(s):
(Z)-1-(p-Dimethylaminoethoxyphenyl)-1,2-diphenyl-1-butene, trans-2-[4-(1,2-Diphenyl-1-butenyl)phenoxy]-N,N-dimethylethylamine
Linear Formula:
C6H5C(C2H5)=C(C6H5)C6H4OCH2CH2N(CH3)2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
371.51
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PubChem Substance ID:

assay

≥99%

mp

97-98 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: insoluble <0.1% at 20 °C
chloroform: soluble 50 mg/mL, clear, colorless to faintly yellow
2-propanol: soluble
DMSO: soluble
ethanol: soluble
methanol: soluble
propylene glycol: soluble

antibiotic activity spectrum

neoplastics

Mode of action

enzyme | inhibits

originator

AstraZeneca

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CC\C(c1ccccc1)=C(/c2ccccc2)c3ccc(OCCN(C)C)cc3

InChI

1S/C26H29NO/c1-4-25(21-11-7-5-8-12-21)26(22-13-9-6-10-14-22)23-15-17-24(18-16-23)28-20-19-27(2)3/h5-18H,4,19-20H2,1-3H3/b26-25-

InChI key

NKANXQFJJICGDU-QPLCGJKRSA-N

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General description

Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen response modifier (SERM), protein kinase C inhibitor and anti-angiogenetic factor. Tamoxifen is a prodrug that is metabolized to active metabolites 4-hydroxytamoxifen (4-OHT) and endoxifen by cytochrome P450 isoforms CYP2D6 and CYP3A4. In breast cancer, the gene repressor activity of tamoxifen against ERBB2 is dependent upon PAX2. Blocks estradiol-stimulated VEGF production in breast tumor cells.

Application

Tamoxifen has been used to facilitate the recombination of ect2flox allele in mouse organs91. It has also been used to study its effect on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced microglial activation92.

Packaging

1, 5 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Protein kinase C inhibitor. Induces apoptosis in human malignant glioma cell lines. Tamoxifen and its metabolite 4-hydroxytamoxifen are selective estrogen response modifiers (SERMs) that act as estrogen antagonists in mammary gland. Blocks estradiol-stimulated VEGF production in breast tumor cells.

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Preparation Note

Tamoxifen is soluble in chloroform at 50 mg/ml and yields a clear, colorless to faint yellow solution. It is also soluble in methanol, ethanol, 2-propanol and propylene glycol. Stock solutions of tamoxifen can also be prepared in DMSO at 10 mM. However, it is practically insoluble in water (solubility is <0.01%, 20° C). Solutions are sensitive to UV light, and DMSO solutions are stable when stored at -20° C in the dark.

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Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Carc. 1A - Repr. 1B

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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