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Simvastatin

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

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Synonym(s):
Simvastatin
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C25H38O5
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
418.57
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard

Quality Level

agency

traceable to BP 739
traceable to Ph. Eur. S0650000
traceable to USP 1612700

API family

simvastatin

CofA

current certificate can be downloaded

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

mp

127-132 °C (lit.)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

storage temp.

-10 to -25°C

SMILES string

[H][C@]12[C@H](C[C@@H](C)C=C1C=C[C@H](C)[C@@H]2CC[C@@H]3C[C@@H](O)CC(=O)O3)OC(=O)C(C)(C)CC

InChI

1S/C25H38O5/c1-6-25(4,5)24(28)30-21-12-15(2)11-17-8-7-16(3)20(23(17)21)10-9-19-13-18(26)14-22(27)29-19/h7-8,11,15-16,18-21,23,26H,6,9-10,12-14H2,1-5H3/t15-,16-,18+,19+,20-,21-,23-/m0/s1

InChI key

RYMZZMVNJRMUDD-HGQWONQESA-N

Gene Information

human ... HMGCR(3156)

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S06500001612700BP739
Simvastatin Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

PHR1438

Simvastatin

Simvastatin European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

S0650000

Simvastatin

Simvastatin United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

1612700

Simvastatin

Simvastatin British Pharmacopoeia (BP) Reference Standard

BP739

Simvastatin

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

application(s)

pharmaceutical

format

neat

format

neat

format

neat

format

neat

Quality Level

300

Quality Level

-

Quality Level

-

Quality Level

-

grade

certified reference material, pharmaceutical secondary standard

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

storage temp.

-10 to -25°C

storage temp.

-

storage temp.

-

storage temp.

−20°C

General description

Certified pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to pharmacopeia primary standards.
Simvastatin is a hypolipidemic drug, which lowers plasma cholesterol by inhibiting 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase. It is widely used in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.

Application

Simvastatin may be used as a pharmaceutical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations by various chromatography techniques.
These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Simvastatin is a specific inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase, the enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate, an early step in cholesterol biosynthesis. It is used in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, as it reduces levels of low-density lipoproteins and triglycerides, and raises high-density lipoprotein levels. Simvastatin is a lactone that is readily hydrolyzed in vivo to the corresponding β-hydroxyacid, and can be activated prior to use with NaOH in EtOH treatment. It is a synthetic analog of lovastatin (Cat. No. M2147).

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.

Footnote

To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAB3719 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.

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hcodes

Hazard Classifications

Repr. 2

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable


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