misoprostol (methyl ester)

Ligand id: 1936

Name: misoprostol (methyl ester)

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Structure and Physico-chemical Properties

2D Structure
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Calculated Physico-chemical Properties
Hydrogen bond acceptors 5
Hydrogen bond donors 2
Rotatable bonds 14
Topological polar surface area 83.83
Molecular weight 382.27
XLogP 3.57
No. Lipinski's rules broken 1

Molecular properties generated using the CDK

Compound class Synthetic organic
Approved drug? Yes (FDA (1988))
WHO Essential Medicine WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (21st List, 2019). Access PDF version.
Is prodrug? Yes
Active form misoprostol (free acid form)
methyl 7-[(1R,2R,3R)-3-hydroxy-2-[(E)-4-hydroxy-4-methyloct-1-enyl]-5-oxocyclopentyl]heptanoate
International Nonproprietary Names
INN number INN
5154 misoprostol
Arthrotec® | BRN 4155643 | CCRIS 6859 | Cytotec® | HSDB 3573 | SC 29333
The INN-assigned approved drug misoprostol is a racemic mixture of two epimers and their enantiomers. For more information, please see the ChEBI link above. Note that the INN-assigned structure represents the methyl ester form of the compound as which the drug is administered. The drug is then converted in vivo to the active metabolite misoprostol (free acid form).
Database Links
CAS Registry No. 59122-46-2 (source: Scifinder)
DrugBank Ligand DB00929
GtoPdb PubChem SID 135650611
PubChem CID 5282381
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