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M6796-2 2mg solid $82
M6796-10 10mg solid $320


Cas:70476-82-3 (HCl)

Product Information

Mitoxantrone is an anthraquinone that intercalates in DNA and inhibits topoisomerase II (IC50 = 5.3 μM), thus inhibiting cell proliferation. It also inhibits HIV-1 integrase (IC50 = 3.8 μM). Mitoxantrone is exported from cells in an ATP- and glutathione-dependent manner by multidrug resistance protein-1.4 Formulations containing mitoxantrone have been used in the treatment of cancer and multiple sclerosis.


Chemical Formula: C22H28N4O6


Molecular Weight: 444.48


Elemental Analysis: C, 59.45; H, 6.35; N, 12.60; O, 21.60


Related CAS #: 70476-82-3 (HCl)   65271-80-9 (free base)    






CL 232325



Mitoxantrone HCl

Mitoxantrone dihydrchloride

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Chemical Name:

1,4-dihydroxy-5,8-bis((2-((2-hydroxyethyl)amino)ethyl)amino)anthracene-9,10-dione dihydrochloride


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Appearance: Black solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001


In Vitro:

Mitoxantrone inhibits PKC in a competitive manner with respect to histone H1, and its Ki value is 6.3 μM and in a non-competitive manner with respect to phosphatidylserine and ATP. Treatment of B-CLL cells for 48 h with mitoxantrone (0.5 μg/mL) induces a decrease in cell viability. Mitoxantrone induces DNA fragmentation and the proteolytic cleavage of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), demonstrating that the cytotoxic effect of mitoxantrone is due to induction of apoptosis. Mitoxantrone shows cytotoxicity to human breast carcinoma cell lines MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 with IC50 values of 18 and 196 nM, respectively.


In Vivo

Mitoxantrone given IP at the optimal dose (1.6 mg/kg/day; as a free base) produces a statistically significant number of 60-day survivors (curative effect) in mice with IP implanted L1210 leukemia. In SC implanted Lewis lung carcinoma, mitoxantrone and ADM administered IV also shows effective antitumor activities and produces a 60% and a 45% ILS, respectively.





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