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Calcipotriol hydrate

≥98% (HPLC)

(5Z,7E,22E,24S)-24-Cyclopropyl-9,10-secochola-5,7,10(19),22-tetraene-1alpha,3beta,24-triol, Calcipotriene
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C27H40O3 · xH2O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
412.60 (anhydrous basis)
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level


≥98% (HPLC)




DMSO: 15 mg/mL, clear

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string




InChI key



10, 50 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Calcipotriol, a synthetic derivative of calcitriol or Vitamin D, is used in the treatment of psoriasis and marketed under the trade name Dovonex. It has comparable affinity with calcitriol (Vit. D) for the Vitamin D receptor (VDR), while being less than 1% as active as the calcitriol in regulating calcium metabolism. VDR belongs to the steroid/thyroid receptor superfamily, and is found on the cells of many different tissues including the thyroid, bone, kindney, and T cells of the immune system. Binding of calcipotriol to the VDR modulates the T cells gene transcription of cell differentiation and proliferation-related genes.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Andrés Tirado-Sánchez et al.
Cutis, 90(3), 140-144 (2012-10-26)
Calcipotriene ointment is widely used in the topical treatment of psoriasis, with tacrolimus ointment as an effective alternative in controlling stable plaque psoriasis. The efficacy of the combination of both products on stable plaque psoriasis has not been assessed in...
E Sato-Deguchi et al.
The British journal of dermatology, 167(1), 77-84 (2012-03-06)
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease of unknown aetiology, and an active form of vitamin D(3) (1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3)) and its analogues (VD3As) are widely used topical reagents for psoriasis treatment. Besides their well-known calcium homeostasis functions, VD3As have been...
Christina Rogalski et al.
International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group, 28(2), 184-190 (2012-02-18)
The combination of excimer laser and topical treatment has not been studied in clinical trials. This within-patient comparison study evaluates the response rates of plaque-type psoriasis after treatment with topical only (dithranol or calcipotriol), laser only, and combination therapy with...
Steven R Feldman et al.
American journal of clinical dermatology, 13(4), 261-271 (2012-05-17)
Topical calcipotriene is frequently prescribed for the treatment of plaque-type psoriasis. Calcipotriene is currently available in the US as an ointment, a solution, a cream, and in a fixed-dose combination ointment with betamethasone dipropionate. Calcipotriene 0.005% has recently been formulated...
J Meephansan et al.
Clinical and experimental dermatology, 37(8), 889-896 (2012-08-29)
Vitamin D3 is a potent regulator of cell growth, differentiation and death, tumour invasion, and angiogenesis. Production of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and MMP-13 by tumour cells may promote tumour growth, invasion and metastasis. To investigate whether calcipotriol could suppress the...


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