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Substance Name: Masoprocol [USAN:INN]
RN: 27686-84-6
UNII: 7BO8G1BYQU
InChIKey: HCZKYJDFEPMADG-TXEJJXNPSA-N

Note

  • A potent lipoxygenase inhibitor that interferes with arachidonic acid metabolism. The compound also inhibits formyltetrahydrofolate synthetase, carboxylesterase, and cyclooxygenase to a lesser extent. It also serves as an antioxidant in fats and oils.

Molecular Formula

  • C18-H22-O4

Molecular Weight

  • 302.368
 

Classification Codes

  • Analgesics
  • Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Antineoplastic
  • Antioxidants
  • Antirheumatic Agents
  • Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
  • Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Lipoxygenase Inhibitors
  • Peripheral Nervous System Agents
  • Protective Agents
  • Sensory System Agents
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Masoprocol [USAN:INN]
  • Nordihydroguaiaretic acid (meso-form)

MeSH Heading

  • Masoprocol

Synonyms

  • Actinex
  • CHX 100
  • CHX-100
  • EINECS 248-606-6
  • Masoprocol
  • Masoprocolum
  • Masoprocolum [INN-Latin]
  • meso-4,4'-(2,3-Dimethyltetramethylene)dipyrocatechol
  • meso-NDGA
  • meso-Nordihydroguaiaretic acid
  • Nordihydroguaiaretic acid
  • UNII-7BO8G1BYQU

Systematic Names

  • (R*,S*)-4,4'-(2,3-Dimethylbutane-1,4-diyl)bispyrocatechol
  • 1,2-Benzenediol, 4,4'-((2R,3S)-2,3-dimethyl-1,4-butanediyl)bis-, rel-
  • 1,2-Benzenediol, 4,4'-(2,3-dimethyl-1,4-butanediyl)bis-, (R*,S*)-

Mixture Name

  • Actinex

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 27686-84-6

FDA UNII

  • 7BO8G1BYQU

Other Registry Numbers

  • 334707-72-1
  • 741285-10-9

System Generated Number

  • 0027686846

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C18H22O4/c1-11(7-13-3-5-15(19)17(21)9-13)12(2)8-14-4-6-16(20)18(22)10-14/h3-6,9-12,19-22H,7-8H2,1-2H3/t11-,12+

InChIKey

HCZKYJDFEPMADG-TXEJJXNPSA-N

Smiles

Oc1ccc(C[C@H]([C@H](Cc2cc(c(cc2)O)O)C)C)cc1O