Interesting Chemicals

June 30, 2010: 5:11 pm: admin Interesting Chemicals

Stavudine (trade name Zerit) is an anti-HIV treatment in the class of drugs called Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs).
Chemical IUPAC Name: 1-[(2R,5S)-5-(hydroxymethyl)-2,5-dihydrofuran-2-yl]-5-methylpyrimidine-2,4-dione
Synonyms: D4T, DHT, Ddethd, Ddetyd, Estavudina, STV, Sanilvudine, Stavudine, Zerit
Chemical Formula: C10H12N2O4
Molecular Weight: 224.216 g/mol
CAS Registry Number: 3056-17-5 Read more…

June 29, 2010: 3:14 pm: admin Interesting Chemicals

CGK733 was discovered by screening a library of 20,000 synthetic molecules for their effects on aging cells. Tae Kook Kim and colleagues at Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science & Technology report that CGK733 can extend the lifetime of cultured cells by approximately 20 divisions, or roughly 25%.
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June 28, 2010: 1:48 am: admin Interesting Chemicals

Hydralazine hydrochloride is a direct-acting smooth muscle relaxant used to treat hypertension by acting as a vasodilator primarily in arteries and arterioles. By relaxing vascular smooth muscle, vasodilators act to decrease peripheral resistance, thereby lowering blood pressure.
Chemical IUPAC Name: 1(2H)-Phthalazinone hydrazone hydrochloride Read more…