• CAT Number: A000806
  • CAS Number: 114977-28-5
  • Molecular Formula: C₄₃H₅₃NO₁₄
  • Molecular Weight: 807.88
  • Purity: ≥95%
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Docetaxel (CAS 114977-28-5), also known as RP-56976, is a semi-synthetic, second-generation taxane derived from a compound found in the European yew tree Taxus baccata. Docetaxel displays potent and broad antineoplastic properties; it binds to and stabilizes tubulin, thereby inhibiting microtubule disassembly which results in cell- cycle arrest at the G2/M phase and cell death. This agent also inhibits pro-angiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and displays immunomodulatory and pro-inflammatory properties by inducing various mediators of the inflammatory response. Docetaxel has been studied for use as a radiation-sensitizing agent.

Catalog Number A000806
CAS Number 114977-28-5

RP56976, NSC 628503

Molecular Formula


Purity 95%
Target Microtubule/Tubulin
Solubility >40.4mg/mL in DMSO
Storage -20°C
IUPAC Name [(1S,2S,3R,4S,7R,9S,10S,12R,15S)-4-acetyloxy-1,9,12-trihydroxy-15-[(2R,3S)-2-hydroxy-3-[(2-methylpropan-2-yl)oxycarbonylamino]-3-phenylpropanoyl]oxy-10,14,17,17-tetramethyl-11-oxo-6-oxatetracyclo[,10.04,7]heptadec-13-en-2-yl] benzoate
InChI InChI=1S/C43H53NO14/c1-22-26(55-37(51)32(48)30(24-15-11-9-12-16-24)44-38(52)58-39(3,4)5)20-43(53)35(56-36(50)25-17-13-10-14-18-25)33-41(8,34(49)31(47)29(22)40(43,6)7)27(46)19-28-42(33,21-54-28)57-23(2)45/h9-18,26-28,30-33,35,46-48,53H,19-21H2,1-8H3,(H,44,

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