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Doxercalciferol, доксэркальциферол , دوكساركالسيفيرول , 度骨化醇



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ChemSpider 2D Image | doxercalciferol | C28H44O2


  • Molecular FormulaC28H44O2
  • Average mass412.648

доксэркальциферол [Russian]

دوكساركالسيفيرول [Arabic]

度骨化醇 [Chinese]

1,3-Cyclohexanediol, 4-methylene-5-[(2E)-2-[(1R,3aS,7aR)-octahydro-7a-methyl-1-[(1R,2E,4R)-1,4,5-trimethyl-2-hexen-1-yl]-4H-inden-4-ylidene]ethylidene]-, (1R,3S,5Z)-


Title: Doxercalciferol

CAS Registry Number: 54573-75-0

CAS Name: (1a,3b,5Z,7E,22E)-9,10-Secoergosta-5,7,10(19),22-tetraene-1,3-diol

Additional Names: 1a-hydroxyvitamin D2; 1-hydroxyergocalciferol

Trademarks: Hectorol (Bone Care)

Molecular Formula: C28H44O2

Molecular Weight: 412.65

Percent Composition: C 81.50%, H 10.75%, O 7.75%

Literature References: Synthetic vitamin D prohormone. Prepn: H.-Y. P. Lam et al., Science 186, 1038 (1974); eidem, Steroids30, 671 (1977); H. E. Paaren et al., J. Org. Chem. 45, 3253 (1980). Comparative activity and toxicity: G. Sjöden et al., Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 178, 432 (1985). Metabolism to bioactive form: J. C. Knutson et al., Endocrinology 136, 4749 (1995). Pharmacology: J. W. Coburn et al., Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 11, Suppl. 3, 153 (1996). Clinical trial for suppression of secondary hyperparathyroidism in hemodialysis: J. M. Frazao et al., ibid. 13, Suppl. 3, 68 (1998).

Properties: Crystals, mp 138-140°. uv max (ethanol): 265 nm (e 18300). LD50 orally in rats: 3.5-6.5 mg/kg (Sjöden).

Melting point: mp 138-140°

Absorption maximum: uv max (ethanol): 265 nm (e 18300)

Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 3.5-6.5 mg/kg (Sjöden)

Therap-Cat: Antihyperparathyroid.

Keywords: Antihyperparathyroid.

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Abstract Image

Doxercalciferol (1α-hydroxyvitamin D2) is a commercially approved vitamin D derivative used to treat chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients whose kidneys cannot metabolically introduce a hydroxyl group at C1. A new process for the production of doxercalciferol from ergocalciferol was developed using a continuous photoisomerization of a known vitamin D intermediate as the key step, thus circumventing the limitations of batch photoisomerization processes. Doxercalciferol is produced in an overall yield of about 10% from ergocalciferol.


1H NMR (CDCl3) δ 6.40 (d, 1H, J = 11.2), 6.04 (d, 1H, J = 11.2), 5.35 (s, 1H), 5.15–5.29 (m, 2H), 5.03 (s, 1H), 4.45 (dd, 1H, J = 7.3, 4.0), 4.21–4.31 (m, 1H), 2.81–2.90 (m, 1H), 2.62 (d, 1H, J = 13.3), 2.34 (dd, 1H, J = 13.3, 6.5), 1.83–2.11(m, 6H), 1.42–1.79 (m, 7H), 1.21–1.40 (m, 3H), 1.04 (d, 3H, J = 6.6), 0.94 (d, 3H, J = 6.8), 0.86 (t, 6H, J = 7.3), 0.58 (s, 3H) ppm.


Doxercalciferol (trade name Hectorol) is drug for secondary hyperparathyroidism and metabolic bone disease.[1] It is a synthetic analog of ergocalciferol (vitamin D2). It suppresses parathyroid synthesis and secretion.[2]


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  1. Jump up^ Sprague S M; Ho L T (2002). “Oral doxercalciferol therapy for secondary hyperparathyroidism in a peritoneal dialysis patient”.Clinical nephrology58 (2): 155–160. PMID 12227689.
IUPAC name


Other names

1-Hydroxyergocalciferol; 1-Hydroxyvitamin D2; 1α-Hydroxyergocalciferol; 1α-Hydroxyvitamin D2; Hectorol; TSA 840

54573-75-0 Yes
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
ChEMBL ChEMBL1200810 
ChemSpider 4444554 Yes
DrugBank DB06410 
ECHA InfoCard 100.170.997
PubChem 5281107
Molar mass 412.66 g·mol−1
H05BX03 (WHO)

Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).


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