Treosulfan

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Treosulfan
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(2S,3S)-2,3-Dihydroxybutane-1,4-diyl dimethanesulfonate
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
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Routes Oral, IV
Identifiers
CAS number 299-75-2 N
ATC code L01AB02
PubChem CID 9296
UNII CO61ER3EPI YesY
Synonyms 1,2,3,4-Butanetetrol, 1,4-dimethanesulfonate, Threitol 1,4-dimethanesulfonate, Threitol 1,4-bismethanesulfonate; L-Threitol 1,4-bis(methanesulfonate); Ovastat; Threosulphan; Treosulphan; Tresulfan
Chemical data
Formula C6H14O8S2 
Mol. mass 278.30056 g·mol−1
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Treosulfan is a substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer.1 It belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents. Its has been used mainly as a substitute of busulfan in frail patients, as the side effects and toxicity are supposedly less severe.

References

External links

  • Treosulfan entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".









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