Product: Simvastatin
Catalog Number: 4893
CAS Number: 79902-63-9
Synonyms: 2,2-Dimethylbutanoic Acid (1S,3R,7S,8S,8aR)-1,2,3,7,8,8a-Hexahydro-3,7-dimethyl -8-[2-[(2R,4R)-tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl]ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl Ester;
(+)-Simvastatin; Cholestat; Lipex; Novo-Simvastatin; Simvotin; Sinvacor; Statin; Zocor; Zorced
Formula: C25H38O5
Molecular Weight: 418.57
Structure: Simvastatin
Appearance: White powder
Category: API Compounds
Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Store as supplied, at -20° C for up to 1 year. Store solutions at -20° C for up to 3 months


Non-hazardous for transport

Literature References:

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Simvastatin is an 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor with anti-proliferative properties. This compound has been shown to modulate purified bovine pituitary 20 S proteasome via mild stimulation of chymotrypsin-like activity and inhibition of peptidylglutamylpeptide hydrolyzing activity. Mechanistic studies suggest that Simvastatin decreases CDK4 and CDK2 kinase activities and represses high glucose-induced Rho GTPase/p21 signaling in mesangial cells


A competitive inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase. A synthetic analog of Lovastatin. Antilipemic