Technical Data
A0858-50
Acyclovir (Zovirax, Acycloguanosine)
1g
10g
100g
Biochemicals Storage: 4CShipping: RT
Acyclovir (Zovirax) is classified as an antiviral used in the treatment of Herpes genitalis, herpes simplex, herpes zoster and other diseases. Acyclovir inhibits the replication of viral DNA needed to reproduce itself. Phosphorylation by herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (HSV-TK) leads to the formation of acycloguanosine triphosphate that competitively inhibits the viral DNA polymerase. Acycloguanosine can be used to induce apoptosis in cells transfected with HSV-TK. Inhibits replication of cytomegalovirus by a mechanism that is independent of its phosphorylation by viral or cellular thymidine kinase.

Absorption Coefficient: 603-641

Loss on Drying:
6%

Related Substances:
1%

Heavy Metals:
0.001%

Residue of Ignition: 0.1%

Storage & Stability:
May be stored at 4C. Stable for at least 12 months.

CAS Number:
59277-89-3

Molecular Formula:
C8H11N5O3

Molecular Weight:
225.2
Purity: 98-101%
Form: White to off white crystalline powder

Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.