Acitretin Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Acitretin Properties


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Acitretin is a second generation retinoid. It is a metabolite of etretinate.It is taken orally, and is typically used for psoriasis.Acitretin works by inhibiting the excessive cell growth and keratinisation (process by which skin cells become thickened due to the deposition of a protein within them) seen in psoriasis. It therefore reduces the thickening of the skin, plaque formation and scaling.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Crystalline solid
Brand Name Soriatane
CAS Number 55079-83-9
ChEBI 50173
Density 1.051 g/cm3
EINECS Number 259-474-4
IUPAC Name (2E,4E,6E,8E)-9-(4-Methoxy-2,3,6-trimethylphenyl)-3,7-dimethylnona-2,4,6,8-tetraenoic acid
InChI 1S/C21H26O3/c1-14(8-7-9-15(2)12-21(22)23)10-11-19-16(3)13-20(24-6)18(5)17(19)4/h7-13H,1-6H3,(H,22,23)/b9-7+,11-10+,14-8+,15-12+
Melting Point 228-230°C
Molar Mass 326.429 g/mol
Molecular Formula C21H26O3
RTECS Number RA8460000
Synonyms Acitretin;2,4,6,8-Nonatetraenoic acid,9-(4-methoxy-2,3,6-trimethylphenyl)-3,- 7-dimethyl-,(2E,4E,6E,8E)- uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X