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Compound Summary for: CID 2578

Carmustine

Also known as: BCNU; 1,3-Bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea; Carmustin; Nitrumon; 154-93-8; Carmubris; Gliadel; BiCNU; Bi CNU
Molecular Formula: C5H9Cl2N3O2   Molecular Weight: 214.04986   InChIKey: DLGOEMSEDOSKAD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A cell-cycle phase nonspecific alkylating antineoplastic agent. It is used in the treatment of brain tumors and various other malignant neoplasms. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p462) This substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen according to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985). (From Merck Index, 11th ed)   From: MeSH
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