VINCRISTINE - (57-22-7)

Introduction

Name: vincristine; (3aR,3a1R,4R,5S,5aR,10bR)-methyl 4-acetoxy-3a-ethyl-9-((5S,7S,9S)-5-ethyl-5-hydroxy-9-(methoxycarbonyl)-2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10-octahydro-1H-3,7-methano[1]azacycloundecino[5,4-b]indol-9-yl)-6-formyl-5-hydroxy-8-methoxy-3a,3a1,4,5,5a,6,11,12-octahydr
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 57-22-7
Chemical Formula: C46H56N4O10
Molar Mass: 824.95764 g
Mass Percent: C 66.972 %; H 6.8421 %; N 6.7914 %; O 19.394 % 

Classification

• organic

Uses/Function

• "Anticancer agent" 1

• "Some anticancer drugs kill cancerous cells without acting on DNA. Certain alkaloids, such as vincristine, and taxol, kill dividing cells by preventing the formation of cellular microstructures needed for division." 2

Bonding

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Suchocki, John. Conceptual Chemistry: Understanding Our World of Atoms and Molecules; Addison Wesley: San Francisco, California, 2001; p 438.
(2) - Suchocki, John. Conceptual Chemistry: Understanding Our World of Atoms and Molecules; Addison Wesley: San Francisco, California, 2001; p 450.