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Version4.0
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:49 UTC
Update Date2017-10-23 19:06:17 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0014436
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB14436
Metabolite Identification
Common NameChlorambucil
DescriptionA nitrogen mustard alkylating agent used as antineoplastic agent for the treatment of various malignant and nonmalignant diseases. Although it is less toxic than most other nitrogen mustards, it has been listed as a known carcinogen in the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985). (Merck Index, 11th ed)
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
4-(P-Bis(beta-chloroethyl)aminophenyl)butyric acidChEBI
4-[P-[Bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]phenyl]butyric acidChEBI
AmbochlorinChEBI
ChloraminophenChEBI
gamma-[P-Di(2-chloroethyl)aminophenyl]butyric acidChEBI
LeukeranChEBI
N,N-Di-2-chloroethyl-gamma-P-aminophenylbutyric acidChEBI
Phenylbutyric acid nitrogen mustardChEBI
4-(P-Bis(b-chloroethyl)aminophenyl)butyrateGenerator
4-(P-Bis(b-chloroethyl)aminophenyl)butyric acidGenerator
4-(P-Bis(beta-chloroethyl)aminophenyl)butyrateGenerator
4-(P-Bis(β-chloroethyl)aminophenyl)butyrateGenerator
4-(P-Bis(β-chloroethyl)aminophenyl)butyric acidGenerator
4-[P-[Bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]phenyl]butyrateGenerator
g-[P-Di(2-chloroethyl)aminophenyl]butyrateGenerator
g-[P-Di(2-chloroethyl)aminophenyl]butyric acidGenerator
gamma-[P-Di(2-chloroethyl)aminophenyl]butyrateGenerator
γ-[P-di(2-chloroethyl)aminophenyl]butyrateGenerator
γ-[P-di(2-chloroethyl)aminophenyl]butyric acidGenerator
N,N-Di-2-chloroethyl-g-P-aminophenylbutyrateGenerator
N,N-Di-2-chloroethyl-g-P-aminophenylbutyric acidGenerator
N,N-Di-2-chloroethyl-gamma-P-aminophenylbutyrateGenerator
N,N-Di-2-chloroethyl-γ-P-aminophenylbutyrateGenerator
N,N-Di-2-chloroethyl-γ-P-aminophenylbutyric acidGenerator
Phenylbutyrate nitrogen mustardGenerator
ChlocambucilHMDB
ChloraminopheneHMDB
ChlorbutinHMDB
ChlorbutineHMDB
ChloroambucilHMDB
ChlorobutinHMDB
ChlorobutineHMDB
LympholysinMeSH
4-(Bis(2-chloroethyl)amino)benzenebutanoic acidMeSH
AmboclorinMeSH
glaxo Wellcome brand OF chlorambucilMeSH
GlaxoSmithKline brand OF chlorambucilMeSH
N,N-Di-(2-chloroethyl)-P-aminophenylbutyric acidMeSH
Wellcome brand OF chlorambucilMeSH
Chemical FormulaC14H19Cl2NO2
Average Molecular Weight304.212
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight303.079284271
IUPAC Name4-{4-[bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]phenyl}butanoic acid
Traditional Namechlorambucil
CAS Registry Number305-03-3
SMILES
OC(=O)CCCC1=CC=C(C=C1)N(CCCl)CCCl
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C14H19Cl2NO2/c15-8-10-17(11-9-16)13-6-4-12(5-7-13)2-1-3-14(18)19/h4-7H,1-3,8-11H2,(H,18,19)
InChI KeyJCKYGMPEJWAADB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as nitrogen mustard compounds. These are compounds having two beta-haloalkyl groups bound to a nitrogen atom.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic nitrogen compounds
ClassOrganonitrogen compounds
Sub ClassNitrogen mustard compounds
Direct ParentNitrogen mustard compounds
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Aniline or substituted anilines
  • Dialkylarylamine
  • Tertiary aliphatic/aromatic amine
  • Nitrogen mustard
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Benzenoid
  • Amino acid or derivatives
  • Amino acid
  • Tertiary amine
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Alkyl chloride
  • Organohalogen compound
  • Organochloride
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic oxide
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Amine
  • Alkyl halide
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
Disposition

Biological Location:

  Subcellular:

  Biofluid and excreta:

Role

Industrial application:

  Pharmaceutical industry:

Indirect biological role:

Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point65 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility0.077 g/LNot Available
LogP3.9Not Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.077 g/LALOGPS
logP3.81ALOGPS
logP3.94ChemAxon
logS-3.6ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.46ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)1.72ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count1ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area40.54 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count9ChemAxon
Refractivity79.68 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability31.98 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-066u-2790000000-bf4786edba412b2ccaaeView in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-024i-5393000000-3be6fe379684458bfa85View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-qTof , Positivesplash10-004i-0002900000-472e293a011d716bb5a8View in MoNA
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - , positivesplash10-0zfr-0519000000-1bca00472dfc8c30a465View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0udr-0096000000-3899963778fe2e6e88deView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-08g0-3591000000-6ae3349b3f490c58310dView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0j4i-6920000000-15483700b73ee5d5c44bView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0udi-0039000000-b8ff9ca35aa22b00bd35View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0uxr-1193000000-7606e0823853c0c258eeView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-052f-9540000000-f5720e555315984712a6View in MoNA
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-0udi-2491000000-ddb7d5da8316562dba36View in MoNA
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
Biofluid Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
NameSMPDB/PathwhizKEGG
Normal Concentrations
BiofluidStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00291 details
UrineExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB00291 details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Predicted Concentrations
BiofluidValueOriginal ageOriginal sexOriginal conditionComments
Blood0-3 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormalPredicted based on drug qualities
Blood0-2 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)BothNormalPredicted based on drug qualities
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB00291
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID2607
KEGG Compound IDC06900
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkChlorambucil
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound2708
PDB IDCBL
ChEBI ID28830
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
General References
  1. Rai KR, Peterson BL, Appelbaum FR, Kolitz J, Elias L, Shepherd L, Hines J, Threatte GA, Larson RA, Cheson BD, Schiffer CA: Fludarabine compared with chlorambucil as primary therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. N Engl J Med. 2000 Dec 14;343(24):1750-7. [PubMed:11114313 ]
  2. Yang K, Tan J, Wu T: Alkylating agents for Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Jan 21;(1):CD006719. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006719.pub3. [PubMed:19160296 ]

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in glutathione transferase activity
Specific function:
Conjugation of reduced glutathione to a wide number of exogenous and endogenous hydrophobic electrophiles. Regulates negatively CDK5 activity via p25/p35 translocation to prevent neurodegeneration.
Gene Name:
GSTP1
Uniprot ID:
P09211
Molecular weight:
23355.625
References
  1. Parker LJ, Ciccone S, Italiano LC, Primavera A, Oakley AJ, Morton CJ, Hancock NC, Bello ML, Parker MW: The anti-cancer drug chlorambucil as a substrate for the human polymorphic enzyme glutathione transferase P1-1: kinetic properties and crystallographic characterisation of allelic variants. J Mol Biol. 2008 Jun 27;380(1):131-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2008.04.066. Epub 2008 May 4. [PubMed:18511072 ]
  2. Zhang J, Lou YJ: Relationship between activation of microsomal glutathione S-transferase and metabolism behavior of chlorambucil. Pharmacol Res. 2003 Dec;48(6):623-30. [PubMed:14527828 ]