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MedKoo CAT#: 318983

CAS#: 83480-29-9

Description: Voglibose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor used for lowering post-prandial blood glucose levels in people with diabetes mellitus. Voglibose delays the absorption of glucose thereby reducing the risk of macrovascular complications. Voglibose was first launched in 1994, under the trade name BASEN, to improve postprandial hyperglycemia in diabetes mellitus. Postprandial hyperglycemia (PPHG) is primarily due to first phase insulin secretion. Alpha glucosidase inhibitors delay glucose absorption at the intestine level and thereby prevent sudden surge of glucose after a meal. There are three drugs which belong to this class, acarbose, miglitol and voglibose, of which voglibose is the newest. Voglibose has fewer side effects than both acarbose and miglitol. But acarbose has an edge over voglibose in terms of efficacy (FPG, PPHG, HBA1c).

Chemical Structure

CAS# 83480-29-9

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 318983
Name: Voglibose
CAS#: 83480-29-9
Chemical Formula: C10H21NO7
Exact Mass: 267.1318
Molecular Weight: 267.278
Elemental Analysis: C, 44.94; H, 7.92; N, 5.24; O, 41.90

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Synonym: AO-128, AO 128, AO128, Glustat, Vocarb, Basen, Basen OD, Voglibose, Voglib

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (1S,2S,3R,4S,5S)-5-(1,3-dihydroxypropan-2-ylamino)-1-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane-1,2,3,4-tetraol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C10H21NO7/c12-2-5(3-13)11-6-1-10(18,4-14)9(17)8(16)7(6)15/h5-9,11-18H,1-4H2/t6-,7-,8+,9-,10-/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O[C@@]1(CO)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](O)[C@@H](NC(CO)CO)C1

Appearance: White to off-white crystalline 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: 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).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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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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