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MedKoo CAT#: 406281

CAS#: 19685-09-7

Description: 10-Hydroxycamptothecin (10-HCPT), an indole alkaloid isolated from a Chinese tree, Camptotheca acuminate, inhibits the activity of topoisomerase I and has a broad spectrum of anticancer activity in vitro and in vivo.

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10-hydroxycamptothecin, purity > 98%, is in stock. The same day shipping out after order is received. Note: the estimated shipping out time for order > 2g may be 2 weeks.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 406281
Name: 10-Hydroxycamptothecin
CAS#: 19685-09-7
Chemical Formula: C20H16N2O5
Exact Mass: 364.10592
Molecular Weight: 364.35
Elemental Analysis: C, 65.93; H, 4.43; N, 7.69; O, 21.96

Synonym: 10HCPT; 10OHCPT; Hydroxycamptothecin; 10hydroxycamptothecine; 10Hydroxy camptothecin; Hydroxycamptothecine; HCPT; 10HCPT; (S)10Hydroxycamptothecin; Camptothecin hydroxy10hydroxycamptothecin.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (S)-4-ethyl-4,9-dihydroxy-1H-pyrano[3',4':6,7]indolizino[1,2-b]quinoline-3,14(4H,12H)-dione


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C20H16N2O5/c1-2-20(26)14-7-16-17-11(5-10-6-12(23)3-4-15(10)21-17)8-22(16)18(24)13(14)9-27-19(20)25/h3-7,23,26H,2,8-9H2,1H3/t20-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O=C1[C@](O)(CC)C2=C(CO1)C(N3CC4=CC5=CC(O)=CC=C5N=C4C3=C2)=O

Technical Data

Light yellow solid powder

>97% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Certificate of Analysis:

Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

Harmonized System Code:


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