Sunitinib malate

≥98% (HPLC)

SU 11248, SU 011248, SU112248, N-[2-(Diethylamino)ethyl]-5-[(Z)-(5-fluoro-1,2-dihydro-2-oxo-3H-indol-3-ylidene)methyl]-2,4-dimethyl-1H-pyrrole-3-carboxamide (2S)-2-hydroxybutanedioic acid (1:1) salt
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C22H27FN4O2 · C4H6O5
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Quality Level


≥98% (HPLC)






DMSO: >10 mg/mL



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room temp

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Gene Information

human ... CSF1R(1436), FLT1(2321), FLT3(2322), FLT4(2324), KDR(3791), KIT(3815), PDGFRA(5156), PDGFRB(5159), RET(5979)

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Sunitinib malate has been used:
  • to study its mechanism in the inhibition of MCF-7 cell migration and angiogenesis
  • as a reference molecule to compare its docking energies with other ligands/vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGF) receptor blocker
  • used in proliferation assay


5, 25 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Sunitinib has greater bioavailability and potency compared to other inhibitors. It prevents angiogenesis.
Sunitinib malate is a receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which targets VEGF-R1, VEGF-R2, VEGF-R3, PDGF-Rα, PDGF-Rβ, KIT, FLT3, CSF-1R, and RET. Sunitinib malate is an anticancer drug.

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Health hazard

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NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

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