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MedKoo CAT#: 203500

CAS#: 879085-55-9

Description: Vismodegib, also known as GDC-0449 or RG3616, is a hedgehog antagonist, is also a n orally bioavailable small molecule with potential antineoplastic activity. Hedgehog antagonist GDC-0449 targets the Hedgehog signaling pathway, blocking the activities of the Hedgehog-ligand cell surface receptors PTCH and/or SMO and suppressing Hedgehog signaling.

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Vismodegib, purity > 98%, is in stock. The same day shipping out after order is received. Delivery time: overnight (USA/Canada); 3-5 days (worldwide). Note: Lead time for orders > 10g may be ~2 weeks.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 203500
Name: Vismodegib
CAS#: 879085-55-9
Chemical Formula: C19H14Cl2N2O3S
Exact Mass: 420.01022
Molecular Weight: 421.3
Elemental Analysis: C, 54.17; H, 3.35; Cl, 16.83; N, 6.65; O, 11.39; S, 7.61

Synonym: GDC0449, GDC 0449, GDC-0449, RG3616, RG 3616, RG-3616, Vismodegib, Erivedge

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2-chloro-N-(4-chloro-3-(pyridin-2-yl)phenyl)-4-(methylsulfonyl)benzamide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C19H14Cl2N2O3S/c1-27(25,26)13-6-7-14(17(21)11-13)19(24)23-12-5-8-16(20)15(10-12)18-4-2-3-9-22-18/h2-11H,1H3,(H,23,24)

SMILES Code: O=C(NC1=CC=C(Cl)C(C2=NC=CC=C2)=C1)C3=CC=C(S(=O)(C)=O)C=C3Cl

Technical Data

White solid powder

>98% (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:

Additional Information

The Hedgehog signaling pathway plays an important role in tissue growth and repair; aberrant constitutive activation of Hedgehog pathway signaling and uncontrolled cellular proliferation may be associated with mutations in the Hedgehog-ligand cell surface receptors PTCH and SMO.


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