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T7191

Sigma-Aldrich

Paclitaxel

from semisynthetic, ≥97%

Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C47H51NO14
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
853.91
Beilstein:
1420457
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

Quality Level

biological source

semisynthetic

assay

≥97%

impurities

natural taxane impurities, none detected (except ≤0.5% paclitaxel degradation products.)

mp

213 °C (dec.) (lit.)

solubility

DMSO: soluble 50 mg/mL
methanol: soluble 50 mg/mL, clear, colorless
H2O: soluble (hydrolyzes)
ethanol: soluble

antibiotic activity spectrum

neoplastics

Mode of action

DNA synthesis | interferes

originator

Bristol-Myers Squibb

storage temp.

−20°C

SMILES string

[H][C@@]12C[C@H](O)[C@@]3(C)C(=O)[C@H](OC(C)=O)C4=C(C)[C@H](C[C@@](O)([C@@H](OC(=O)c5ccccc5)[C@]3([H])[C@@]1(CO2)OC(C)=O)C4(C)C)OC(=O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](NC(=O)c6ccccc6)c7ccccc7

InChI

1S/C47H51NO14/c1-25-31(60-43(56)36(52)35(28-16-10-7-11-17-28)48-41(54)29-18-12-8-13-19-29)23-47(57)40(61-42(55)30-20-14-9-15-21-30)38-45(6,32(51)22-33-46(38,24-58-33)62-27(3)50)39(53)37(59-26(2)49)34(25)44(47,4)5/h7-21,31-33,35-38,40,51-52,57H,22-24H2,1-6H3,(H,48,54)/t31-,32-,33+,35-,36+,37+,38-,40-,45+,46-,47+/m0/s1

InChI key

RCINICONZNJXQF-MZXODVADSA-N

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General description

Chemical structure: taxoide

Application

Paclitaxel has been used to study its effects on tumor regression in mouse models of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Paclitaxel has also been used as an internal standard for chromatographic assays of docetaxel. Furthermore, paclitaxel has been used to analyze its effects on Caenorhabditis elegans embryos.

Packaging

1, 5, 25 mg in glass insert

Biochem/physiol Actions

Paclitaxel is a potent anti-neoplastic and anti-mitotic taxane drug, which binds to the N-terminus of β-tubulin and and stabilizes microtubules arresting the cell cycle at the G2/M phase. The microtubule damage induces apoptosis through a JNK-dependent pathway followed by a JNK-independent pathway, perhaps related to the activation of protein kinase A (PKA) or of Raf-1 kinase, resulting in phosphorylation of Bcl-2. A major metabolite via CYP2CB is 6α-hydroxypaclitaxel (6α-OHP).
Paclitaxel is highly lipophilic. It serves as a substrate for p-glycoprotein, a multi-drug resistance protein. Paclitaxel is thus, less localized to the brain. Apart from its cytocidal action, paclitaxel is known to stimulate tumor invasion process.

Features and Benefits

This compound was developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb. To browse the list of other pharma-developed compounds and Approved Drugs/Drug Candidates, click here.
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Caution

Paclitaxel undergoes transesterification in methanol and hydrolyzes in aqueous solutions.

Preparation Note

Paclitaxel is soluble in methanol at 50 mg/ml and yields a clear, colorless solution. It is also soluble in ethanol, water and DMSO.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Muta. 1A - Repr. 1A - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT RE 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

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

WGK

WGK 3

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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