Capecitabine Diacetyl Impurity (USP)
- CAS RN: 162204-20-8
- Mol Formula: C19H26FN3O8
- Mol Weight: 443.43
Capecitabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells. It is commercializedas Xeloda (Roche) is an orally-administered chemotherapeutic agent used in the treatment of numerous cancers. Capecitabine is a prodrug, that is enzymatically converted to 5-fluorouracil in the body. Capecitabine is used to treat breast cancer but also colon and rectal cancers.
We have successfully synthesized impurities of the Capecitabine. This will be of interest to pharmaceutical companies and analytical labs.