01885 Sigma-Aldrich


purum, ≥97.0% (HPLC)

  • CAS Number 114977-28-5

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C43H53NO14

  • Molecular Weight 807.88

  •  MDL number MFCD00800737

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329747367

  •  NACRES NA.25



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Quality Level   200
grade   purum
assay   ≥97.0% (HPLC)
form   powder or crystals
impurities   ~6% water
mp   186-192 °C (dec.)
SMILES string   [H][C@@]12C[C@H](O)[C@@]3(C)C(=O)[C@H](O)C4=C(C)[C@H](C[C@@](O)([C@@H](OC(=O)c5ccccc5)[C@]3([H])[C@@]1(CO2)OC(C)=O)C4(C)C)OC(=O)[C@H](O)[C@@H](NC(=O)OC(C)(C)C)c6ccccc6
InChI   1S/C43H53NO14/c1-22-26(55-37(51)32(48)30(24-15-11-9-12-16-24)44-38(52)58-39(3,4)5)20-43(53)35(56-36(50)25-17-13-10-14-18-25)33-41(8,34(49)31(47)29(22)40(43,6)7)27(46)19-28-42(33,21-54-28)57-23(2)45/h9-18,26-28,30-33,35,46-48,53H,19-21H2,1-8H3,(H,44,52)/t26-,27-,28+,30-,31+,32+,33-,35-,41+,42-,43+/m0/s1
Gene Information   human ... TUBA1A(7846), TUBA1B(10376), TUBA1C(84790), TUBA3C(7278), TUBA3E(112714), TUBA4A(7277), TUBB(203068), TUBB1(81027), TUBB2A(7280), TUBB2B(347733), TUBB3(10381), TUBB4A(10382), TUBB4B(10383), TUBB6(84617), TUBB8(347688)



Docetaxel can be used to study antibiotics, cell biology, cell signaling, neuroscience and apoptosis and the cell cycle. Docetaxel has been used to study the prevention of chemotherapy-induced alopecia, as well as the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer in patients contraindicated for standard chemotherapy. Docetaxel has also been used to study the role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α and -2α in androgen insensitive prostate cancer cells.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Docetaxel is a taxane anti-cancer agent related to paclitaxel. It binds to and stabilizes the β−tubulin subunit of microtubules, preventing depolymerization of the mitotic spindle thus leading to cell cycle arrest and apoptosis.


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Safety Information

Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.
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What is the solubility of Docetaxel, Product O1885?
This product is practically insoluble in water and soluble in ethanol, methanol, and chloroform.The solubility in TWEEN 80 is >45 mg/mL.
What is the stability ofDocetaxel, Product O1885, in solution?
When 2 mL of a 45 mg/mL solution of this product in TWEEN 80 is mixed with 6 mL of a 15.25:84.75 (v/v) solution of absolute ethanol and water, the resulting solution should be physically stable. No precipitation should be observed for at least 12 hours of storage of the resulting solution at room temperature.
IsDocetaxel, Product O1885, suitable for drug use?
No. This product is not USP grade and is therefore unsuitable for drug use. It is sold for Research & Development use only.
How do I reconstitute Docetaxel, Product O1885, for use in cell culture?
Docetaxel is soluble in ethanol, and ethanol can be tolerated as long as the dose of added ethanol is low enough.DMSO would also work as a solvent; the authors of one paper (see link below) prepared a 10 mM stock solution and used it within 7 days (final DMSO concentration was no higher than 0.2%).
What are the storage conditions for Docetaxel, Product O1885?
The product should be stored at room temperature (15°C to 25°C) and protected from light. Refrigerating and freezing does not adversely affect the product. If refrigerated, vials should be allowed to warm to room temperature before opening them.
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