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Compound Summary for: CID 4033

Mechlorethamine

Also known as: Chlormethine, Nitrogen mustard, Chlorethazine, Mustargen, Caryolysine, Embichin, Mustine, Bis(2-chloroethyl)methylamine
Molecular Formula: C5H11Cl2N   Molecular Weight: 156.05354   InChIKey: HAWPXGHAZFHHAD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A vesicant and necrotizing irritant destructive to mucous membranes. It was formerly used as a war gas. The hydrochloride is used as an antineoplastic in Hodgkin's disease and lymphomas. It causes severe gastrointestinal and bone marrow damage.   From: MeSH
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