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Title: Tetroxoprim
CAS Registry Number: 53808-87-0
CAS Name: 5-[[3,5-Dimethoxy-4-(2-methoxyethoxy)phenyl]methyl]-2,4-pyrimidinediamine
Additional Names: 2,4-diamino-5-[3,5-dimethoxy-4-(2-methoxyethoxy)benzyl]pyrimidine
Manufacturers' Codes: HE-781
Molecular Formula: C16H22N4O4
Molecular Weight: 334.37
Percent Composition: C 57.47%, H 6.63%, N 16.76%, O 19.14%
Literature References: Analog of trimethoprim, q.v. Prepn: W. Liebenow, J. Prikryl, FR 2221147; eidem, US 3992379 (1974, 1976 both to Heumann). Series of articles on tetroxoprim and other antibacterial folate inhibitors: J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 5, Suppl. B, 1-239 (1979); on synthesis of radioactive tetroxoprim, tissue distribution, kinetics, HPLC determn: Arzneim.-Forsch. 30, 307-319 (1980). Effect on bacterial growth kinetics: J. K. Seydel, E. Wempe, Chemotherapy 26, 361 (1980). In vitro activity of the tetroxoprim-sulfadiazine combination: H. Hahn, A. Kirov, Arzneim.-Forsch. 30, 1047 (1980).
Properties: Crystals from water, mp 153-156° (Liebenow, Prikryl); also reported as mp 160.1° (eidem, J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 5, Suppl B, 15 (1979)). Soly at 30° (mg/ml): water 2.65; chloroform 69; n-octanol 1.61. pKb 8.25. LD50 orally in rats: 1357 mg/kg (Liebenow, Prikryl).
Melting point: mp 153-156° (Liebenow, Prikryl); mp 160.1° (eidem, J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 5, Suppl B, 15 (1979))
pKa: pKb 8.25
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 1357 mg/kg (Liebenow, Prikryl)
Derivative Type: Mixture with sulfadiazine
CAS Registry Number: 73173-12-3
Additional Names: Co-tetroxazine
Trademarks: Biroxin (Roche); Sterinor (Heumann); Tibirox (Roche); Troximin (Galenica)
Therap-Cat: Antibacterial.
Keywords: Antibacterial (Synthetic); 2,4-Diaminopyrimidines.

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