Imiquimod
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Title: Imiquimod
CAS Registry Number: 99011-02-6
CAS Name: 1-(2-Methylpropyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]quinolin-4-amine
Additional Names: 4-amino-1-isobutyl-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]quinoline
Manufacturers' Codes: R-837; S-26308
Trademarks: Aldara (3M Pharma)
Molecular Formula: C14H16N4
Molecular Weight: 240.30
Percent Composition: C 69.97%, H 6.71%, N 23.32%
Literature References: Immune response modifier; stimulates production of interferon-a, q.v. Prepn: J. F. Gerster, EP 145340; idem, US 4689338 (1985, 1987 both to Riker). Mechanism of action study: K. Megyeri et al., Mol. Cell. Biol. 15, 2207 (1995). Clinical pharmacology: P. L. Witt et al., Cancer Res. 53, 5176 (1993). Clinical trial for genital warts: L. Edwards et al., Arch. Dermatol. 134, 25 (1998). Series of articles on pharmacology and clinical experience in cutaneous viral infections: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 43, S1-S30 (2000).
Properties: Crystals from DMF, mp 292-294°.
Melting point: mp 292-294°
Therap-Cat: Antiviral; immunomodulator.
Keywords: Immunomodulator; Antiviral; Imidazoquinolines.

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