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SML0613 Sigma-Aldrich

Rofecoxib

≥98% (HPLC)

Synonym: 4-[4-(Methylsulfonyl)phenyl]-3-phenyl-2(5H)-furanone

  • CAS Number 162011-90-7

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C17H14O4S

  • Molecular Weight 314.36

  •  NACRES NA.77

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Properties

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Quality Level   100
assay   ≥98% (HPLC)
form   powder
color   white to beige
solubility   DMSO: 5 mg/mL, clear (warmed)
storage temp.   2-8°C
InChI   1S/C17H14O4S/c1-22(19,20)14-9-7-12(8-10-14)15-11-21-17(18)16(15)13-5-3-2-4-6-13/h2-10H,11H2,1H3
InChI key   RZJQGNCSTQAWON-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

Application

Rofecoxib has been used in high performance bioaffinity chromatography.

Packaging

10, 50 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Rofecoxib is a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor with >800-fold COX-2 selectivity in CHO cells expressing human COX-1 and COX-2.

Rofecoxib is derived from furanone and has the ability to cross human placenta. Along with anti-inflammatory action, it possesses analgesic and antipyretic properties. Cytosolic hepatic enzymes are responsible for the metabolism of rofecoxib. It is known to cause oligohydramnios and ductus arteriosus constrictions. Rofecoxib inhibits the action of CYP1A2 (cytochrome P450 family 1 subfamily A member 2). It might be associated with aseptic meningitis. Rofecoxib is known to ameliorate the risk of colorectal adenoma, but might contribute to toxicity.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
RTECS 
LU5135000
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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References

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