Melphalan Methyl Ester Hydrochloride
Methyl 4-[bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]-L-phenylalaninate hydrochloride
- CAS RN: 62978-52-3
- Mol Formula: C14H21Cl3N2O2
- Mol Weight: 355.69
Melphalan is a chemotherapy drug belonging to the class of nitrogen mustard alkylating agents. Melphalan chemically alters through alkylation of the DNA nucleotide guanine, and causes linkages between strands of DNA. This chemical alteration inhibits DNA synthesis and RNA synthesis, functions necessary for cells to survive. These changes cause cytotoxicity in both dividing and non-dividing tumor cells.
We have successfully synthesized the Melphalan Methyl Ester Hydrochloride. This will be of interest to pharmaceutical companies and analytical labs.