Thursday, March 12, 2015


Common name: Tofacitinib; CP-690550; CP-690550-10; Xeljanz; Jakvinus; Tofacitinib citrate
Trademarks: Xeljanz; Jakvinus
Molecular Formula: C16H20N6O 
CAS Registry Number: 477600-75-2; 540737-29-9(citrate)
CAS Name: 3-[(3R,4R)-4-methyl-3-[methyl(7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)amino]piperidin-1-yl]-3-oxopropanenitrile
Molecular Weight: 312.369
InChI: InChI=1S/C16H20N6O/c1-11-5-8-22(14(23)3-6-17)9-13(11)21(2)16-12-4-7-18-15(12)19-10-20-16/h4,7,10-11,13H,3,5,8-9H2,1-2H3,(H,18,19,20)/t11-,13+/m1/s1
Activity: Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis; RA Treatment, JAK Inhibitor; Protein Kinase Inhibitor; JAK3 Inhibitor; Janus Kinase 3 Inhibitor; JAK-STAT Signaling Pathway; JAK1 Kinase Inhibitor; Selective Immunosuppressants
Status: Launched 2012
Originator: Pfizer

Tofacitinib synthesis: US2001053782A1

Tofacitinib synthesis: WO2002096909A1

Tofacitinib synthesis: Org Process Res Dev 201418(12), 1714-1720 (also from a chinese publication, same procedure just slight changes in reagents/conditions)

1. Blumenkopf, T. A.; et. al. Pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine compounds. US2001053782A1
2. Flanagan, M. E.; et. al. Optical resolution of (1-benzyl-4-methylpiperidin-3-yl) -methylamine and the use thereof for the preparation of pyrrolo 2,3-pyrimidine derivatives as protein kinases inhibitors. WO2002096909A1
3. Das, A.; et. al. An Improved and Efficient Process for the Preparation of Tofacitinib Citrate. Org Process Res Dev 2014, 18(12), 1714-1720.

For more drugs and their synthesis: Synayurajan database