CHEBI:28901 - busulfan

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ChEBI Name busulfan
Definition A methanesulfonate ester that is butane-1,4-diol in which the hydrogens of the hydroxy groups are replaced by methanesulfonyl groups. An alkylating antineoplastic agent, it is used for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (although it has been largely replaced by newer drugs). It is also used as an insect sterilant.
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Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:3225, CHEBI:18936
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Formula C6H14O6S2
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 246.30200
Monoisotopic Mass 246.02318
InChI InChI=1S/C6H14O6S2/c1-13(7,8)11-5-3-4-6-12-14(2,9)10/h3-6H2,1-2H3
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): teratogenic agent
A role played by a chemical compound in biological systems with adverse consequences in embryo developments, leading to birth defects, embryo death or altered development, growth retardation and functional defect.
carcinogenic agent
A role played by a chemical compound which is known to induce a process of carcinogenesis by corrupting normal cellular pathways, leading to the acquistion of tumoral capabilities.
alkylating agent
Highly reactive chemical that introduces alkyl radicals into biologically active molecules and thereby prevents their proper functioning. It could be used as an antineoplastic agent, but it might be very toxic, with carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, and immunosuppressant actions. It could also be used as a component of poison gases.
Application(s): insect sterilant
A chemosterilant intended to sterilize insects.
antineoplastic agent
A substance that inhibits or prevents the proliferation of neoplasms.
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Outgoing busulfan (CHEBI:28901) has functional parent butane-1,4-diol (CHEBI:41189)
busulfan (CHEBI:28901) has role alkylating agent (CHEBI:22333)
busulfan (CHEBI:28901) has role antineoplastic agent (CHEBI:35610)
busulfan (CHEBI:28901) has role carcinogenic agent (CHEBI:50903)
busulfan (CHEBI:28901) has role insect sterilant (CHEBI:67105)
busulfan (CHEBI:28901) has role teratogenic agent (CHEBI:50905)
busulfan (CHEBI:28901) is a methanesulfonate ester (CHEBI:25223)
butane-1,4-diyl dimethanesulfonate
INNs Sources
busulfan WHO MedNet
busulfan WHO MedNet
busulfano WHO MedNet
busulfanum WHO MedNet
Synonyms Sources
1,4-Bis(methanesulfonoxy)butane ChemIDplus
1,4-Butanediol dimethanesulfonate ChemIDplus
1,4-Dimesyloxybutane ChemIDplus
1,4-Dimethanesulfonoxybutane ChemIDplus
Busulfan KEGG DRUG
Tetramethylene bis(methanesulfonate) ChemIDplus
Brand Names Sources
Bisulfex ChEBI
Leucosulfan ChEBI
Mablin ChEBI
Mielucin ChEBI
Misulban ChEBI
Mitostan ChEBI
Myeloleukon ChEBI
Manual Xrefs Databases
438 DrugCentral
Busulfan Wikipedia
DB01008 DrugBank
US2917432 Patent
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
1791786 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
1791786 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
55-98-1 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
55-98-1 CAS Registry Number KEGG DRUG
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Last Modified
22 February 2017