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(CAS RN:86639-52-3 Product Number:E0748)


Synonym SN-38

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Product Number E0748

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Purity/Analysis Method >98.0%(HPLC)
Storage Temperature <0°C
M.F. / M.W. C22H20N2O5=392.41
CAS RN 86639-52-3
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MDL Number MFCD06762720
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Purity(HPLC) min. 98.0 area%
Purity(Nonaqueous Titration) min. 94.0 %
Specific rotation [a]20/D +20.0 to +30.0 deg(C=0.2, THF)

Data of Reference

mp 217°C(lit.)


Reaxys-RN 4829984
PubChem SID 87559919
RTECS# UQ0491000


Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements
  • H301+H311+H331
  • :Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements
  • P261
  • :Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • P270
  • :Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
  • P280
  • :Wear protective gloves, protective clothing.
  • P301+P310+P330
  • :IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor. Rinse mouth.
  • P302+P352+P312+P361+P364
  • :IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor if you feel unwell. Take off immediately all contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
  • P304+P340+P311
  • :IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor.

Transport Information

UN Number 1544
Class 6.1
Packing Group III
HS Number 2933998090


7-Ethyl-10-hydroxy-camptothecin (SN-38): An Active Metabolite of Irinotecan Hydrochloride (CPT-11) with a Topoisomerase-I Inhibitory Activity

7-Ethyl-10-hydroxy-camptothecin (SN-38) is a water insoluble biologically active metabolite of water soluble irinotecan hydrochloride (CPT-11) [I0714]. SN-38 has a topoisomerase-I inhibitory activity and is approximately 100-1000-fold more cytotoxic in vitro than CPT-11. Camptotecin and its derivatives interfere with DNA synthesis by inhibiting the enzyme topoisomerase-I. In order to prevent and correct of topological problems caused by the DNA double helix, topoisomerase-I catalyzes the relaxation of negatively supercoiled DNA, the knotting and unknotting DNA and the linking complementary rings of single-stranded DNA into double-stranded rings. Then the inhibition action induces breaks in single strand DNA. Eventually, this leads to double-strand DNA breaks and apoptosis or cell death. Recently, the use of polyethyleneglycolylated nanographene oxide for drug delivery of SN-38 has received widespread attention. (The product is for research purpose only.)


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