Title: Arteflene
CAS Registry Number: 123407-36-3 (Z-form)
CAS Name: [1S-[1a,4b(Z),5a,8b]]-4-[2-[2,4-Bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethenyl]-4,8-dimethyl-2,3-dioxabicyclo[3.3.1]nonan-7-one
Additional Names: (1S,4R,5R,8S)-4-[(Z)-2,4-bis(trifluoromethyl)styryl]-4,8-dimethyl-2,3-dioxabicyclo[3.3.1]nonan-7-one
Manufacturers' Codes: Ro-42-1611
Literature References: Synthetic sesquiterpene peroxide; structurally derived from the natural peroxides artemisinin, q.v. and yingzhaosu. Prepn: W. Hofheinz et al., EP 311955; eidem, US 4977184 (1989, 1990 both to Hoffmann-La Roche). Series of articles on prepn, biological activities, pharmacokinetics and clinical evaluations: Trop. Med. Parasitol. 45, 261-291 (1994).
Properties: Crystalline stable material, mp 124°. Highly lipophilic, not sol in water. Stable in soln except in the presence of strong bases or strong reducing agents.
Melting point: mp 124°
Therap-Cat: Antimalarial.
Keywords: Antimalarial.

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