- Appearance:White to off-white solid
- Purity:≥99% by HPLC
A pre-prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). After oral uptake, capecitabine is first metabolized to 5'-deoxy-5-fluorocytidine (5'-DFCR), which occurs mainly in the liver by carboxyl-esterase. The metabolite is converted to 5'-deoxy-5-fluoro-uridine (5'-DFUR) by cytidine deaminase in liver and tumor tissue. Then 5'-DFUR is converted to 5-FU intracellularly by thymidine phosphorylase, which is often expressed in tumor tissue.
Pentyl[1-(3,4-dihydroxy-5-methyl-tetrahydrofuran-2-yl)- 5-fluoro-2-oxo-1H-pyrimidin- 4-yl]aminomethanoate; captabin; Ro 09-1978; Xabine
White to off-white solid
≥99% by HPLC
DMSO (100 mg/ml) or EtOH (10 mg/ml)