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Calcium folinate for system suitability

European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

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Synonym(s):
Folinic acid calcium salt hydrate, 5-Formyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolic acid calcium salt, 5-Formyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropteroyl-L-glutamic acid calcium salt, 5-HCO-H4PteGlu, Calcium folinate, Citrovorum factor calcium salt, Leucovorin calcium salt
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C20H21CaN7O7 · xH2O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
511.50 (anhydrous basis)
Beilstein:
5723924

biological source

synthetic

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

Agency

EP

API family

folic acid

form

solid

manufacturer/tradename

EDQM

technique(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable
liquid chromatography (LC): suitable

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

storage temp.

−20°C

SMILES string

[Ca++].[H]O[H].[H]C(=O)N1C(CNc2ccc(cc2)C(=O)N[C@@H](CCC([O-])=O)C([O-])=O)CNc3nc(N)nc(O)c13

InChI

1S/C20H23N7O7.Ca/c21-20-25-16-15(18(32)26-20)27(9-28)12(8-23-16)7-22-11-3-1-10(2-4-11)17(31)24-13(19(33)34)5-6-14(29)30;/h1-4,9,12-13,22H,5-8H2,(H,24,31)(H,29,30)(H,33,34)(H4,21,23,25,26,32);/q;+2/p-2/t12?,13-;/m0./s1

InChI key

KVUAALJSMIVURS-ZEDZUCNESA-L

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C0250000F7878PHR1541
vibrant-m

C0250000

Calcium folinate

vibrant-m

F7878

Folinic acid calcium salt hydrate

vibrant-m

PHR1541

Leucovorin Calcium

format

neat

format

neat

format

neat

format

neat

biological source

synthetic

biological source

synthetic

biological source

synthetic (organic)

biological source

-

agency

EP

agency

EP

agency

-

agency

traceable to BP 923, traceable to Ph. Eur. C0250000, traceable to USP 1358004

API family

folic acid

API family

folic acid

API family

-

API family

leucovorin

form

solid

form

solid

form

-

form

-

General description

Calcium folinate, the reduced form of folic acid, finds application in the treatment of methotrexate overdose and in high-dose methotrexate chemotherapy as a chemotherapy protective drug to bring down the latter′s toxicity. When combined with fluorouracil, it is reported to be effective in the management of bowel cancer wherein it acts by inhibiting thymidylate synthase and augmenting the effect of fluorouracil.
This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Application

Calcium folinate for system suitability may be used as an EP reference standard for the determination of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations by liquid chromatography.
Calcium folinate offsets the effects of folic acid antagonists that act by binding dihydrofolate reductase and blocking the conversion of folic acid to tetrahydrofolate. In medicine, calcium folinate is used after treatment with methotrexate to reduce the toxicity of the methotrexate. Calcium folinate is also used to enhance the cytotoxic effect of 5-fluorouracil in the treatment of cancer.

Packaging

The product is delivered as supplied by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. For the current unit quantity, please visit the EDQM reference substance catalogue.

Other Notes

Sales restrictions may apply.

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable


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Calcium folinate hydrate
European Pharmacopoeia Commission and European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare
European pharmacopoeia, 6579-6581 (2019)
Clinical Pharmacy Pocket Companion, 2nd edition
Clinical Pharmacy (2015)

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