Chemical Formula: C47H51NO14
Molecular Weight: 853.91
CAS Number: 33069-62-4
Description: Paclitaxel USP, White to off-white powder, ≥ 98.0% (HPLC, on dry basis)
Paclitaxel is a chemotherapeutic agent marketed under the brand name Taxol among others. Used as a treatment for various cancers, paclitaxel is a mitotic inhibitor that was first isolated in 1971 from the bark of the Pacific yew tree which contains endophytic fungi that synthesize paclitaxel. It is available as an intravenous solution for injection and the newer formulation contains albumin-bound paclitaxel marketed under the brand name Abraxane.