Telacebec free base

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MedKoo CAT#: 555932

CAS#: 1334719-95-7 (free base)

Description: Telacebec, also known as Q-203, is an antituberculosis agent and a potent inhibitor of mycobacterium tuberculosis protein potentially for the treatment of tuberculosis. Telacebec targets Mycobacterium tuberculosis cellular energy production through inhibition of the mycobacterial cytochrome bc1 complex. Q203 inhibited the growth of MDR and XDR M. tuberculosis clinical isolates in culture broth medium in the low nanomolar range and was efficacious in a mouse model of tuberculosis at a dose less than 1 mg per kg body weight, which highlights the potency of this compound. In addition, Q203 displays pharmacokinetic and safety profiles compatible with once-daily dosing.

Chemical Structure

Telacebec free base
CAS# 1334719-95-7 (free base)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 555932
Name: Telacebec free base
CAS#: 1334719-95-7 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C29H28ClF3N4O2
Exact Mass: 556.1853
Molecular Weight: 557.0142
Elemental Analysis: C, 62.53; H, 5.07; Cl, 6.36; F, 10.23; N, 10.06; O, 5.74

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50.0mg USD 750.0 2 Weeks
100.0mg USD 1250.0 2 Weeks
200.0mg USD 1950.0 2 Weeks
500.0mg USD 2950.0 2 Weeks
1.0g USD 3850.0 2 Weeks
2.0g USD 6450.0 2 Weeks
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Related CAS #: 1334719-95-7 (free base)   1566517-83-6 (Ditosylate)    

Synonym: Telacebec free base; Q-203 free base; Q 203; Q203;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 6-chloro-2-ethyl-N-(4-(4-(4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)piperidin-1-yl)benzyl)imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine-3-carboxamide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C29H28ClF3N4O2/c1-2-25-27(37-18-22(30)7-12-26(37)35-25)28(38)34-17-19-3-8-23(9-4-19)36-15-13-21(14-16-36)20-5-10-24(11-6-20)39-29(31,32)33/h3-12,18,21H,2,13-17H2,1H3,(H,34,38)


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

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).

Solubility: To be determined

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: To be determined

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

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 557.0142 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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3: Malík I, Čižmárik J, Kováč G, Pecháčová M, Hudecova L. Telacebec (Q203): Is there a novel effective and safe anti-tuberculosis drug on the horizon? Ceska Slov Farm. 2021 Winter;70(5):164-171. English. doi: 10.5817/CSF2021-5-164. PMID: 35114793.

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8: Zhou S, Wang W, Zhou X, Zhang Y, Lai Y, Tang Y, Xu J, Li D, Lin J, Yang X, Ran T, Chen H, Guddat LW, Wang Q, Gao Y, Rao Z, Gong H. Structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cytochrome bcc in complex with Q203 and TB47, two anti-TB drug candidates. Elife. 2021 Nov 25;10:e69418. doi: 10.7554/eLife.69418. PMID: 34819223; PMCID: PMC8616580.

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12: Yanofsky DJ, Di Trani JM, Król S, Abdelaziz R, Bueler SA, Imming P, Brzezinski P, Rubinstein JL. Structure of mycobacterial CIII2CIV2 respiratory supercomplex bound to the tuberculosis drug candidate telacebec (Q203). Elife. 2021 Sep 30;10:e71959. doi: 10.7554/eLife.71959. PMID: 34590581; PMCID: PMC8523172.

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