Gemcitabine free base

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MedKoo CAT#: 123210

CAS#: 95058-81-4 (free base)

Description: Gemcitabine is an analogue of the antimetabolite nucleoside deoxycytidine with antineoplastic activity. Gemcitabine is converted intracellularly to the active metabolites difluorodeoxycytidine di- and triphosphate (dFdCDP, dFdCTP). dFdCDP inhibits ribonucleotide reductase, thereby decreasing the deoxynucleotide pool available for DNA synthesis; dFdCTP is incorporated into DNA, resulting in DNA strand termination and apoptosis.

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Gemcitabine free base, purity > 98%, is in stock. The same day shipping out after order is received. Note: the estimated shipping out time for order > 200 g may be 2 weeks.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 123210
Name: Gemcitabine free base
CAS#: 95058-81-4 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C9H11F2N3O4
Exact Mass: 263.07176
Molecular Weight: 263.2
Elemental Analysis: C, 41.07; H, 4.21; F, 14.44; N, 15.97; O, 24.31

Related CAS #: 95058-81-4 (free base)   122111-03-9 (HCl)    

Synonym: LY-188011; LY 188011; LY188011; Abbreviations: dFdC; dFdCyd; gemcitabine;Gemzar.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 4-amino-1-((2R,4R,5R)-3,3-difluoro-4-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydrofuran-2-yl)pyrimidin-2(1H)-one


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C9H11F2N3O4/c10-9(11)6(16)4(3-15)18-7(9)14-2-1-5(12)13-8(14)17/h1-2,4,6-7,15-16H,3H2,(H2,12,13,17)/t4-,6-,7-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: O=C1N=C(N)C=CN1[C@@H]2O[C@H](CO)[C@@H](O)C2(F)F

Technical Data

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:


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